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|srsbsnsrunner (profile) wrote, |
on 8-18-2014 at 7:31pm
|Subject: I'm pretty much an asshole.
|Fair warning, what I am about to say may or may not make me an asshole. But it's an opinion. You don't have to agree or disagree, just take it for what it is.
Lately, as I'm sure everyone on the internet knows, there's been the ALS ice bucket challenge. Where if you get called out, you have to dump a bucket of ice water on your head. If you refuse, you have to donate your money to ALS research. Which is all fine and dandy.
But enough already.
I understand there are horrible disease out there that don't have cures. And we're constantly looking, searching. Why? Because before we know it, the next horrible disease will be out there and we'll be searching for a cure for that as well.
I'm not trying to be pessimistic, just realistic. I honestly don't think there will ever be a cure for cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or many of the other diseases out there that exist. Why? Because it's the yin and yang of things, part of life. We can't have all the good without some of the bad. These people who have these disease, most of the time all they want to do is live their lives to the fullest and they inspire you and I to do the same.
They aren't busy trying to find a cure, they know. They know what's happening, they know they can't stop it. They understand.
We're always trying to fix all the evil out in the world. But you can't fix it. You can't cure every evil disease away.
Personally, I think more money should be spent on treatments. Making the person comfortable for awhile so they can continue to pursue their dreams and achievements. Putting more money into support groups, training counselors, family resources, etc.
Horrible diseases exist and I'm sorry about that, I really am. But the thing is, there's always going to be SOMETHING out there that we can't fix. It's part of nature, it's part of evolution.
You know what else confuses me? We spend all this money on trying to find cures for diseases that more than likely don't have cures while there are tons of people in the world dying of diseases that can already be cured or prevented.
Malaria for one. African sleeping sickness can be treated in the first stage before it becomes deadly.
We have all these resources to help those who we currently CAN help.
I believe in vaccinations. I believe in preventive care. I believe in living in the moment. I believe in love. I believe in peace. I believe in mortality.
But I don't believe in a cure for cancer.