Monday, November 29, 2010

The Fountain of Youth

Does anyone else find it ironic that, in the quest for eternal youth, our society of plastic surgery modifications and enhancements are actually making us look worse?

Take all of the Hollywood celebrities, whose endless needle, nip, tuck and cut attempts leave them looking so far and away from their original appearance that, in a twist of irony (and a touch of karma), they lose all of the external allure they previously possessed?

The truth is, the "magic bullet", the "secret" is already out there - and it's remarkably simple.

Eat right. And exercise.

Problem is, no one wants to hear that. Because, as I've said before - simple isn't easy. It takes effort, education and, most importantly - lifelong commitment. And the payoff isn't something that you see in a week, a month, a year - it's in the daily ability to head out to a pick-up game of basketball, to bounce back from surgery, to hold off that cold and to play with your grandchildren.

And these aren't found at the end of a knife, or a needle - their found in the daily trip to the gym, in the morning walks or runs, in getting off of the couch and discovering the joy of living.

So the next time you're tempted to invest some hard earned (and saved) money in one of the "instant" result methods, remember that age-old adage:

"If it seems too good to be true, it probably is".


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