While prowling the internet at
http://satisfyingretirement.blogspot.ca/2014/12/time-to-come-clean.html I can across
"Your life is comfortable, uneventful, with nothing new to look forward
to.... no more challenge, no time clock, no reason to get out of bed in
the morning.... plenty of time to take naps, watch movies. All these
get old. My suggestion - go back to school, study something that you are
totally uncomfortable with...then take a semester abroad.."
simply describes my life, and that feeling of needing more. I have
always claimed to not read fiction, but I have read diet books and
numerous food information type books trying to beat my food/overeating
issues. But I now know much of that is fiction. Oh well, I guess I do
read fiction after all. Just not the fiction genre. That food/overeating area of my life still needs more work. I know I have a problem, and there is no useful medical help for the problem.
need purpose, as well as positive attitudes, engagement, relationships,
meaning and achievement. It is apparent that life needs much more, it
needs a philosophy of life, once we slow to the point that we have time
to think. Before, it was the next thing that needed doing, each day.
There was little slack time. Developing a philosophy of life is not a
simple matter, but a worthy one. I have explored much philosophy, and it
is what that is not clearly said in the books that needs explanation,
not necessary right explanation, but explanation. Is that fiction, but
not fiction genre?
The other think that hit me this
morning while thinking about my hierarchy of values, is that while we
must support our nature and human nature, human nature must come first.
Our physically body makes demands which we can provide for or not, but
"failure to provide" does not mean that the body's demands are going to
go away. It just keeps on demanding. Life can be extended by "failure to provide" excessive amounts of food, assuming that it is not a mineral or vitamin deficiency. The desire still remains. But what if this is a physical manifestation of something like Prader-willi, or just one of those genes rather than the whole group? That could explain the whole problem.
The medical community is great at solving big problems where they can generate revenue from. They are great at identifying and fixing problems where they know the solution. They are not so great at fixing problems where they cannot make money off of the solution. Diabetes could be greatly reduced by simply renaming it Carbohydrate Intolerance, the solution; do not eat carbohydrates.
But then what do I know?