Aphorism #15

Cemetery

Cemetery

“One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”

Sir William Osler

This is more actual today than ever. I would add to the above quote not to take unnecessary medicine such as narcotics, antianxiety, antidepressant, sleeping and diet pills and so-called megavitamins, stimulants, etc. This is of course a multibillion dollar business…Any comments?

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Aphorisms #14

D.C.

D.C.

“To despise money is to dethrone the king.”

Chamfort

“Money is the life blood of the nation.”

Swift

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one.”

Franklin

So what is this thing money? Why do we keep talking about it? Why do we want more of it? Why does it separate us? Why do we hear over and over again “Money talks”? Why is money so important in our society?