When listening to the radio, the host reported that a recent poll stated that 70% of women and 54% of men chose security instead of opportunity. This was absolutely stunning to me, but the numbers and the drastic increase in such as short span of time.
Over the past decades, women have worked extremely hard to claim their innate right to equality and over time, have made huge impacts in all areas of society, business, sport and any other topic you can name. As a result, the individual women and our country as a whole became better because of this. In less than a generation, the forward movement across seemingly endless miles not only ceased, but retreated. All for the illusion of security.
Many men have made the most of the opportunities over time, if not for the simple fact that we have had more opportunities available to us. As a result, the individual men and our country as a whole became better because of this. In less than a generation, the continual push for over half the males has ceased. All for the illusion of security.
Security is an illusion. Helen Keller stated it best, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.” Look at what happened in Japan recently. Towns were destroyed in an instant. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost in the past 2 years. Real estate has tanked. Security? Earth and security cannot fit into the same sentence.
So what has caused so many creative, bright, enterprising men and women to sell their souls for this illusion?
The short answer is the brilliant marketing of fear. Insurance companies sell fear continually. “Don’t have enough insurance and everything you have will be gone in an instance.” The medical industry are masters of fear selling. “Get this test and if we catch it soon enough, you might be able to be treated.”Government is the king of fear mongering, from topics of health insurance to education to you name it. Fear is the means to control. Truth and freedom be damned.
Are some of these issue legitimate? Of course. It is the promulgation of the extreme fear which leads to irrational action that is the problem.
Why else? This does not fully address the issue.
Well, when you are expert at using a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
From my point of view (Natural Medicine), the issue is the liver.
The liver is responsible for at least 150 known functions, from immunity to hormonal conversion to blood purification and a host in between. It is no secret that people are struggling with environmental, food toxins and others. Yellow dye number XYZ, plastics, GMO-foods etc. The liver has been overloaded and for many, its ability to function at a high rate has been compromised. Let’s leave this aside for just a second.
One of the little known functions of the liver is this — The Liver is responsible for Drive; that is, the energy that motivates people to take action, excel and. . .get ready. . . . jump on opportunities that suit them.
When the liver is bombarded with toxins, its ability to utilize the emotion of Drive is hampered. Thus, many are now seeking the illusion of security, not by conscious heart-felt choice but by chemically-induced reflex.
I recognize that there are so many other factors involved of course. This is a given. I just find it more than coincidental that when the liver is healthy, the best that we humans have to offer comes to the forefront.
America was built on opportunity — taking them, maximizing them and providing even more for others. Clean up our environment, our food, our water and our livers and watch.
The best is yet to come!

Dr. David Orman

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David is a Wellness Entrepreneur, Expert and Educator.