See friend, anything that is worthwhile can and often does cost more. And though it may cost more, it also comes with greater rewards (above and beyond financial rewards).
Just recently there has been lots of talk and publicity on the celebrity loaded Standup2Cancer. While this is a noble cause, what we fail to address is the many factors that contribute to this catastrophic illness.
While cancer is widespread, fighting against it is just scratching the surface. If we are truly serious about putting an end to cancer and other debilitating diseases/illness, we (that’s you and me) need to make a greater commitment to addressing the root causes.
Standing up to cancer is not merely a one night event, it is an everyday lifestyle choice in terms of the food we put in our body, the environments we live in, our ability to manage our stress and so forth. Standing up to cancer requires us to raise the standard in terms of the products and policies we create. It comes down to what you and I are willing to say, “Hell Yes” and “Hell No” to.
e.g., We donate money to cancer or other funds but junk food fills up the majority of our grocery cart.
e.g., We raise funds for cancer and other illnesses yet continue to support companies who use carcinogenic chemicals in their products.
e.g., We know that smoking causes cancer yet it is still legal.
e.g., We raise money to invest in seeking out medical treatments to combat these illnesses after the fact yet how much of funds raised is used to educate people on preventing it from happening in the first place.
Does anyone see an issue with this? Don’t get me wrong. I am ALL for putting an end to cancer and other debilitating diseases however if we are truly serious about it, we need to start with the choices you and I make each and everyday via the lifestyles we lead, the products we buy, and the companies we support.
See friend, until we address these root causes, cancer and other illnesses will continue to rob us of our health, wealth, and happiness though really, we have no one to blame accept the one who left the door to our lives…unlocked.
My invite to each one of us (me included):
Stand up against cancer, ALS, bullshit, and mediocrity.
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