I just realized that I’ve published 194 articles on various health care topics over the last year. I have spent many hours critically evaluating the content and the delivery of each and every message. The information is crucial for so many people living lifestyles that deprive themselves good health and the chance to experience real happiness. Why does it seem like those individuals with the greatest needs are the least willing to participate to improve the quality of their lives? We point our fingers and blame the pharmaceutical companies, the doctors and their rushed office visits, the cost of health care, the cost of good nutrition, our limited time to provide for our own health care needs, and the list goes on…..
Pointing our fingers and blaming the world gives us permission to withdraw from participating in improving our lives. It helps us justify the phrase, “WHY BOTHER?” You see, most people do not really believe they’re unhealthy. In fact, most people believe the exact opposite. Until the day that symptoms begin to appear affecting their ability to live a “normal life” they truly believe their health is “just fine!”
MOST PEOPLE’S HEALTH IS “NOT JUST FINE!”
MOST PEOPLE ARE TIME BOMBS WITH A LIT FUSE. WHILE IT BURNS EVERYTHING SEEMS “FINE.”
I have spent over 779 hours writing 194 articles explaining the reality of health and disease without creating a “dent” in the average person’s attitude. I appreciate the kind words from everyone that recognizes my intent, but health does not improve if acknowledgement is not followed by action. Action, unfortunately, is not taken until SYMPTOMS are experienced. This is a vicious cycle destroying the vitality of our society. I am not willing to continue spending the time and heart ache (in vain) watching our world participate in destroying its health and destroying opportunities in life that healthy lives can pursue and accomplish.
I AM RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE AND PRIORITIES.
What does it take to make the world see that physicians are NOT “MECHANICS”(disease care “repair men”) but rather HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS seeking to ASSIST their patients to achieve and maintain optimal health?
What does it take to convince each and every person that good health is UNACHIEVABLE and UNMAINTAINABLE without active participation on a regular basis?
What does it take to get each of you to care about yourselves, AND your friends, AND your families? Am I expecting too much asking you to care about yourself (at least) as much as I care about you?
How do I create purpose in my own mind to write article #195? I know how difficult it is to UNDO a lifetime of missteps. Honestly speaking, however, it is tiring to listen to people complain about their poor health when FREE ASSISTANCE and REAL SOLUTIONS are available. Some of you may argue you never asked for my help. You’re absolutely right. Does this mean help should only be offered when asked for? If we see people doing harm to themselves, should we stand by watching to see if help is asked for before they die? I can accept a person’s choice to live a self destructive lifestyle as long as I know they truly understand the pain, disease and suffering they will likely experience. It is those that don’t understand and those in self denial that my heart breaks for.
I have reached a point on this journey where I need your help. This blog site needs to do more than create awareness. It needs to impact lives by providing direction, motivation, encouragement and a “safe zone” for people to honestly share factors impeding their progress. I need you, THE READER, to participate and share your secrets of SUCCESS as well as events that have NEGATIVELY IMPACTED YOUR PROGRESS. The only way this blog site will change lives is with YOUR HELP. I am, therefore, placing the onus on YOU to share this blog site with friends, family and co-workers that you care about to create participation in a process that WILL LEAD TO POSITIVE OUTCOMES. If I can’t generate excitement by showing you how YOU CAN REVERSE THE TREND of depression, obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, cancer, etc… with the SUPPORT of fellow bloggers sharing these same issues, I’m not sure this blog site will have any real purpose. Identifying problems without creating meaningful solutions (I feel) is wasting YOUR TIME! I value your time, your health and your happiness more than you probably realize.
I will publish this post multiple times to see if people are serious about wanting to discover opportunities for living healthier, happier lives. I ask for your support by sharing this (ON ALL OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES INCLUDING WORDPRESS) and participating in this process if you are one of those people needing and wanting to improve the quality of your life. This post needs to go viral to create enough awareness to make a difference.
The financial investment I seek from you is $0.00
The potential value I offer to improving your health and well being and the health and well being of others is PRICELESS!
I leave it all up to YOU, THE READER, to decide.
Wishing all of you only the best that life has to offer.
Dr. Jonathan N. Colter