Back in the olden times, humans died of scarcity.
Luckily for us, our ancestors were hard workers and developed strategies for solving most of these problems.
Unfortunately for us, our hard working ancestors may have been just a little too smart for our own good.
In our desire to live longer & better, some of our “lifestyle improvements” have turned around and bit us squarely on the butt.
That we are now dying due to excess:
sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Scientists call this condition by a host of different names - Metabolic Syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome, and CHAOS (Australia).
I prefer the name 21st Century Disease.
Despite the different names, the scientists all agree that this “syndrome” is caused directly by the very lifestyle that our ancestors worked so hard to create.
Ironic, ain’t it?.
Note - It’s obvious that there is a still lot of scarcity in the world. It just doesn’t happen to most of us. Without getting all preachy, there are lots of ways we can share some of our abundance with others who weren’t born into abundance. One of my favorites is Kiva.