Oshkosh Spine Wellness Center Blog
Imagine a scene for a moment. There are two people up ahead of you, partially in the darkness. You can only see their outlines. The silhouette of one looks vibrant and upright, ready for action. Like someone you would hope to know someday. Not necessarily young, but active, experienced, and full of life. Like they have lived and lived well and been better off for it.
Ever lived with a smoke alarm in the kitchen that had a hair trigger? The kind where you cook anything for longer than 5 minutes and the alarm sounds, sending everyone in the house flying to open windows and doors to shut the racket off?
There is something fascinating about old knowledge. In today’s culture there is tremendous value for what is brand new. Like the newest iPhone, there is an unspoken assumption that the newest thing must be the best.
How we make decisions can tell us a lot about ourselves. Oftentimes, it can show us a lot about ourselves that we didn’t even realize. For example, the simple decision “I am going to go to the store to get some food because I will be hungry.” How many factors go into how to make this decision? The exact way we go about it says a lot about our values and what we feel is important.
You’ve probably noticed the word “diet” has become a dirty word. ‘Diet’ books are one of the top selling book categories, with dozens and dozens of new titles on a big seller like Amazon.com at any one time. But over the past few years, they’ve almost all gone out of their way to say that what they recommend is not actually a diet.
An iconic scene from the movie “Doc Hollywood” shows Dr. Ben Stone, played by Michael J. Fox, the hottest star of the day, upended by the old-time local doctor. The old-timer walks in and saves the day from the panicked newcomer, who was in the midst of making a giant mistake. It turns out the patient, a young child, who was almost rushed in for emergency abdominal surgery, just needed a cola (of all things) to solve his stomach ache. Crisis averted.