reply to post by LLoyd45
Not bad ideas, to be sure. But I can't help but wonder if the very fact we think we need these things might be a way to keep us from surviving. Let
The human body is a miraculous, self-repairing, adaptive, self-reliant mechanism. People have survived for thousands of years (millions if you're a
Darwinist) without benefit of doctors or modern medications. True enough that they were more susceptible to certain illnesses, or that they lived in
more pain than most do today, but we are talking survival rather than comfort, right?
I have seen an explosive increase over the last ten years on the number of people who think they must have 'their meds' to survive. A similar trend
can be observed over the last twenty years with the need to become 'physically fit'. That little term means, apparently, eating only certain foods,
exercising on a daily regiment, and making regular visits to the money deposit... er, I mean doctor.
In my personal experience, I have gone from being a strapping young redneck who would wade through hell to fight a circle saw (and win), to being a
decrepit old codger barely able to move, to being what I am now, just an old man with a bit of that lost youthful energy again. In every case, I was
somehow able to provide for myself and my family what I needed, despite the differences in physical ability. Why? Intelligence.
Your muscles are simple linear mechanisms. They can tear and rip, become paralyzed through certain toxins, or for a myriad of reasons (including
fatigue), just refuse to work. Your brain, or your mind if you prefer, is different. It has the ability to overcome those limitations, and it is where
true strength comes from. A fierce will can move obstacles that a strong muscle cannot, and a burning desire can accomplish where an army will
So, while I do not dispute the wisdom of maintaining good health, I add to it this: do not depend solely on the doctor or the pharmacist; depend on
yourself. Learn techniques for obtaining food, study the natural bounty that surrounds you, and train yourself to accept less than you have. Learn to
recognize your options and exercise your unique abilities. Then you will be able to survive.
Whatever SitX is, I know what it will not be: it will not be what anyone expects. You must adapt, or die.