Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/1/17


So, let me ask you a question…

Do you treat material things, like your home or car, better than you treat your body?  

61 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/1/17

  1. Good question. I treat all three about the same. I still have enough energy to keep my home clean and tidy, my car tidy and I take it to the car wash when needed. I figure if I still have the energy to do all of the above at the age of almost 74 so I must be doing something right. ☺☺☺

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  2. Wow. This is a really great question. Hmmm. I would say my body. I mean, I’m OCD for cleanliness so my house is clean but I believe it’s all connected. If I’m feeling low and unwilling to take care my body then I believe my possessions will suffer and vice verse so my mind and my body hold priority and then everything else is cared for accordingly.

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  3. In a lot of ways, taking care of the material things is easier, or, at least more obvious. I have to admit that I’m not exactly compulsive in either area a lot of the time, but one thing about getting older is that the reminders tend to come quicker to tend to the body. At twenty or thirty we can get away with a lot more laxity about self care than we can at seventy [sigh].

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  4. My body, I’m pretty indifferent to my material things. Although, sometimes say I things to myself that I would never say to my furniture. In those cases, my material things get more get treated better. Yikes! How is that for honesty!! 🙂

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  5. I have reversed roles with my material things. I used to be into preventative maintenance with my house and car. Well, my daughter totaled my car three years ago and I didn’t buy a new one. I travel so much, I don’t need one. My house is 18 years old and we are in the mode of fixing things when they break. As for my body, I’m in preventative maintenance mode ever since I was told I was diabetic two years ago. Since then, I’ve lost 55 pounds, I’ve cut bad foods out of my diet, and I’m on the verge of getting off of the diabetes and other medications. I foresee a better return on my investment since I switched priorities.

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    • Don, from the other replies, I think you are the first person who gets what I am asking. People will maintenance their AC unit, have the pest sprayer out once per month and change the oil in their car regularly. Meanwhile they stuff their mouths with McDonald’s several times a week, drink sodas like they’re going out of style and never, ever go for checkups or exercise.

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  6. As we rent I feel the need to look after our home (which I would do as well if we would own it). I don’t think I treat it better than my body. I have kind of a relaxed approach on cleaning and house keeping. It’s tidy but I’m not a clean freak so I guess it goes for the way I treat my body too. I could eat much healthier. Which I started doing again after months of slack. Working out has never been a problem for me as I like it a lot and therefor I don’t need as much of a push.

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      • Way too many. There are many extremes. Even extreme workouts or extreme healthy eating. It’s as if they let it all out on their bodies. Their frustration and all. Although they are totally fine and healthy. But it’s as if they have a urge to over control. And then of course you have the bulimic ones the eating disorders often also caused by other issues. And then the ones that just can’t control themselves at all. Junk food, alcohol, other drugs… I guess there are actually only a few that I think really look after their bodies in a healthy way.

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      • I read an article yesterday which said 75% of adults surveyed believed they ate healthy every day. I found it interesting considering what most people I know look like.

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      • Yes! Well I guess you can also overeat on “healthy” stuff. Plus: we consider fruit juices to be healthy while they are packed with sugar (speaking of the ones we buy), same goes for stuff like Powerade or Gatorade. Some people even consider fries healthy as it’s potato. The list can go on and on. And back to portion sizes: Even if you eat healthy but you eat way too much, it turns into unhealthy.

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      • One person. He is a fitness trainer who also uses common sense. No alcohol, no cigarettes, no fast food, lots of veggies, 5 hours of exercise each week, no refined sugars. And he is super healthy and has lots of energy.

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