The Empty Promise of Our Age
We live in an age preoccupied by getting what we want NOW. Instant gratification. The internet most certainly fosters this. We race from site to site, consuming anything that tickles our fancy at the moment. You want fun, beauty, personal health, good food, and vital animals at the click of a mouse.
Your attention span is measured by every serious marketer on the planet, largely by a monster called Google Analytics. How long does the average visitor spend on a site? Most are gone after 15”! A quarter of a minute! Click, what else? Not that, nope, click, click, click.
Cars are faster than ever. The latest upgrade to the Tesla Model S, the most significant electric car on the market, brings it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5”! [Confession: I want one. But not for the acceleration – I want to thumb my nose at Big Oil!]
You can plunk down your credit card and get a “makeover” that gives you a shape shifting appearance transformation in a few hours. Throw a surgeon in, and you’re still on your way the same day, minus your belly fat and part of your stomach.
But, when this “need for now” transfers to health challenges, beware! If you’re promised instant or rapid results in a long standing condition, you’re being sold suppression, and that’s downright health damaging. [Read more…] about Instant Gratification in Health? Run the Other Way!