I think that is true to a degree. But we are still constrained by the rules of the VR. My father thought he was perfectly healthy until he felt a lump under his jaw when he was 44 years old.
I'm not talking about thoughts but beliefs. What did he believe
? Did he think he might be subjected to random events jumping out of the bushes at him? Did he have a lot of fear?
He had just had a physical 2 months before that and told he was perfectly healthy. He died of lung cancer 2 years later.
Shows how much the "Doctors" know.
He certainly didn't think up his cancer. He was happily married with two kids working in a job he loved. Unfortunately he was exposed to a lot of second hand smoke.
But did he believe
second hand smoke could harm him
? Did he know about the study that got disproved after it had already made its way into all the "official" journals? I'd suggest anyone who believes there is some kind of harm from breathing in somebody else's smoke stay away from it. If you think it can hurt you, it MOST CERTAINLY WILL
You may be one of those rare people that can live an unhealthy life style and get away with it. But that is not the norm.
I assume you are referring to my smoking in your judgment that I am living an unhealthy lifestyle. So you believe smoking will shorten my life? How many buses have you ridden behind in city traffic? Ever breathe in those exhaust fumes? Ever study what it might be doing to you?
My dad and grannddad, both lifetime smokers, did not die until AFTER they had quit, both around the age of 90. Who knows how short or long their lives would have been, had they not given in to the societal pressure and prejudice they were subjected to?
My cousin who died of lung cancer never smoked a day in his life and as far as I know was never around it. I wonder if he breathed in exhaust from buses or maybe he was near a printing store. Two friends of mine who used to own a print shop now have Emphysema and Cancer, even though they both quit smoking and no longer own the shop.
If you research the longest living people in history, you will find many of them were smokers, cigar or cigarette. IMO stress kills, and smoking relieves stress.
So as "unhealthy" as you think my choices may be, Linda, they are working for me. I'm rarely sick, have lots of energy, don't eat or sleep if I don't have a need to, exercise regularly, eat little sugar and floss my teeth. I'm sorry you think these things I do to take care of myself equate to an "unhealthy lifestyle" in your judgment.
Edit: Here you go: http://www.forces.org/evidence/hamilton ... oldest.htm
"The Scottish Daily Record (12/15/97) reported on Ivy Leighton, 100, who smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 84 years, but cut down somewhat after her 100th birthday. April claimed smoking was the key to her long life."
"Britain's oldest man, George Cook, died at 108 in his sleep in September, l997. He "smoked heavily for 85 years before giving up tobacco at the age of 97," ("World Briefs," Houston Chronicle, 9/29/97)."
"MILTON BERLE 1908-2002
'Mr. Television' dies at 93
Comedian was king of Tuesday night in TV's early days
His trademark cigar rarely left his hand. In an interview two years ago, Berle said he'd smoked cigars since he was 12. "I figure if George Burns can smoke 20 cigars a day his whole life and live to be 100, why should I worry if they're bad for me?"