most people do not treat their bodies the way they need to be treated. we eat what we want, drink what we want, poke holes in our selves and permanently scar our skin. our bodies have done nothing to deserve our not taking care of them and respecting them. we continue this behavior even when our bodies send up red flags saying WARNING WARNING you are hurting me you are damaging me. But we do not listen. Our brains, though part of our bodies, control our desires, our instincts and our decision making abilities. And sometimes people won't change their ways unless they have had a wake up call. Something needs to happen to make them surrender to the messages their body is sending them. it's sad but the truth. people need to hit rock bottom to be made aware that there is a problem. once they have waved the white flag surrendering to their bodies messages and pleas for help it may be too late. the damage may already be done. then you are left to deal with the consequences of the lifestyle you chose and it's aftermath on your body. that is when your body can betray you. it can turn on you and make your remaining years unbearable. it's your body's way of getting back at you for all of your mistreatment over the years. it isn't fair but every action has an equal and opposite reaction. so the more you drink the more liver damage you will do. the more drugs you do the more brain damage and organ issues you may face or whatever. the point is that you need to take care of your bodies. we need to respect and listen to our bodies. people don't always weigh the consequences of their actions, and later, pay for it dearly.
"Respecting yourself means listening to your body and emotions continuously. Then acting beyond a linear logic to achieve ones goals."
-- Lord Dragnys
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."
-- Clint Eastwood