Now I understand. I neglected to include this viewpoint which I have heard expressed by others. You often see a similar take in the post-apocalyptic tale where the softness of man is exposed when modern society suddenly breaks down and we are returned to our more primitive animal state. It is certainly a give and take where evolution is concerned. Maybe we no longer have to fear its power (survival of the fittest) but we also no longer gain its protections (continued evolution to fitness for survival). Using science and technology as a crutch is great, until we no longer have access to them. At that point, as you correctly point out, we are fully exposed as the weaklings (now even weaker from years of coddling) species we always were.

Thanks for pointing that out and for reading and the compliment. I commend you for staying engaged at your age. Lol! You probably want to puke every time somebody says something like that. I know I would. How about this then, your brain is still fully functional clearly, so that’s good.

As an older person with a working brain I would love to hear your take on this post I wrote a while back. Obviously, unless your profile is seriously misleading, you are not a post menopausal woman. Just ignore that part. I am mostly curious what you think of the implied “old age as disease that should be treated” model, which is seemingly built into the modern medical establishment.

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