the power of language: beyond blame to health and wealth

Are you clear about the power of how you use language? 

 
Many blame others for the results that they experience, while perhaps only a few claim personal responsibility for the results they have produced. Many who practice blame also argue over who to blame, exhausting themselves as they defend those they call “heroes” and condemn anyone who does not also blame their selected target of their blame. 

 
However, we have been trained to blame and to argue, right? Maybe so. Still, we could accept responsibility for all the activities of blaming and arguing that we have been practicing, as well as the resulting resentment, frustration, and exhaustion. Thus, we could recognize the power of how we use language as we refrain from reflexive blaming and arguing.
 
Are you motivated to explore new alternatives because of the deteriorating financial conditions of our society?
 
Rocketing numbers of people have extremely low reserves of savings, with cash reserves often totaling less than two months of typical expenses. Many of them have been spending wildly on low priority consumer goods, presuming steady future income and steady expenses.
 
Average net worth is plummeting. The average ratio of debt-to-income has rocketed (for households, businesses, and governments). The total amount of debt has also rocketed. Speculative gambling on high-risk real estate borrowing has led to waves of bankruptcy for the most aggressive households as well as the most aggressive lenders.
All of those patterns are widespread throughout the developed world, not just in one state or one country or one city. Huge numbers of people across the planet focus their language (their attention) on who to blame, leading to arguing and bickering and combativeness. Few claim personal responsibility for the recent results of their past patterns of behavior.
 

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Are you motivated to explore new alternatives because of the diminishing health of our society?
One of the fastest-rising costs in our society is health care. While rapid advances in technology have resulted in plummeting costs of so many things (such as electronics and computer memory), costs of heath care have soared. Those rocketing costs have also been during the most rapid advance in scientific clarity about health. How interested are you in why the costs of mainstream medicine going up so fast while the average health is going down?
 
To take actions that promote your health, it is not essential to know why health care costs are rocketing while effectiveness is falling. However, note that when someone is clear on an issue, there is no interest in blaming or arguing over who is most to blame, but only in clarity and prudence in regard to the science and the specific behavior that are relevant for promoting health. (Much of modern “science” has been totally discredited as a superstitious confusion of causes with effects, yet even the most obviously inaccurate presumptions are still promoted as science by mainstream organizations like the FDA and ADA and AHA.)
For who are clear about the power of language, there is an interest in clearly assessing scientific credibility (like based on actual results produced reliably). In contrast, there is no interest in who to blame, because blame does not directly improve health. Only investing in healthy behavior promotes health.
It is generally healthy to refrain from blaming, with certain notable exceptions (like in filing a legal action), for blaming does not directly promote health or constitute a healthy behavior. Arguing is similarly unhealthy, fostering rising rates of physical altercations and even divorce due to escalating patterns of two or more people practicing argumentativeness (often hysterically, as in without any experience of self-control and intention, but just out of trauma or panic: blame, argue, blame, argue, etc…).
But even the most basic measures of physical health are plummeting. Rates of obesity, diabetes, depression, insomnia, dental cavities, infertility, and many other conditions have gone from nearly non-existent not much more than 100 years ago to rapidly accelerating in the last few decades. The number of people addicted to medical drugs has also rocketed, especially among the elderly, who often are addicted to several medications. In the absence of any one of those medications, many people would likely soon find themselves in emergency rooms. However, many emergency rooms are already experiencing issues with historically long wait times.
medical alternatives, reducing health care costs and increasing effectiveness
 
If there was at least one area in which you could dramatically improve the results of your investments, wouldn’t a dramatic improvement to your health be a priority?
Many people may think that they are more healthy than most people. However, as average health plummets,  the gap increases between average health and optimal health. Focusing on health can not only produce huge increases in athletic performance, but in all other types of performance: concentration, productivity, intelligence, creativity, problem-solving, and so on. (That also means increased earning potential.)
What if you could dramatically improve your health while dramatically decreasing your health care expenses? How many other people can you think of that would want to spend much less for much better results?
In the case of people who are addicted to medications or otherwise experiencing chronic health issues, the relief of major symptoms can produce a dramatic change in their life, especially when it also saves them significant amounts of money (and even helps them to dramatically increase their earning potential). People who have been hopeless and desperate have had full recoveries from conditions they considered incurable.
(In my own case, I had a full recovery at age 36 from paralysis – in the form of multiple sclerosis – resulting in an overnight recovery of the ability to walk. The total cost of my full recovery was under five dollars… plus a few more dollars for shipping and handling. Prior to that, I had spent “much more than that” on diagnostics and treatments that produced little or no benefit.)
Of course, there are other factors contributing to our deteriorating economic conditions in our society besides expensive health care that is decreasing in effectiveness. However, the single factor of a revolution in the effectiveness of health care could result in a redistribution of huge amounts of economic activity from expensive, ineffective remedial care (based on flawed conceptual models) toward productive and competitive economic activities.
What is the first step? I assert that it is a commitment to refrain from blaming and arguing. Those who are unwilling to admit their addiction to blaming and arguing are unlikely to invest in unfamiliar methods of promoting their health that may be extraordinarily effective and yet inexpensive.
 
Book 1: dramatic improvements to your health
 
Book 2: dramatic improvements to your finances
 
Book 3: dramatic improvements to your personal power, communication, relationships, & happiness
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