“Prevention is better than cure.”
Is life only about survival, or is there something to it? Is there any space for social responsibility or social productivity? Is there any practical utility for a healthy life and healthy atmosphere? What will be the fate of this extremely unstable situation? Why is the entire society going through a phase of disharmony and destruction?
These are the billion dollar questions in the current era. Not only are these questions, these are also issues we should be worried about. From ancient times, we have adopted several harmful and ‘diseased’ practices – knowingly or unknowingly. Perhaps, it would be better to say that we ‘endorsed’ several faulty practices in our lives indirectly. This scenario still stays the same today.
In this extremely troublesome period, a young health scientist, Dr. Sinchan Das, has come forward like a torch-bearer. He has smashed many unhealthy practices like a storm.
According to him, “Instead of wasting our time by constructing vague strategies and faulty health education policies, we have to direct our actions towards the fundamentals of health education and prevention of disease by correcting our daily activities.” Eventually, this can also result in a decline in the gross expenditure in the health sector, as well as in the healthcare delivery system.
Indeed, this is the ideal time for us to revert back and save our beloved nature – and thereby, also save life on earth. Dr. Sinchan explains how the so-called negligible but negative factors influence a lot of things in our life. It is these faults that eventually result in a mountain of suffering.
Whatever may be the name of the disease, all of them are basically a combination of some common disharmonies or pathologies. Painfully said, the aetiological factors are adopted by ourselves insidiously. So, one can say, in a certain way, we kill ourselves.
He further states that contrary to what we may believe, we aren’t leading fast or competitive lives. Instead, we are leading aimless and unhealthy lives. This causes a mismatch between expectation and achievement, which creates feelings of dissatisfaction, irritation, anger and more. This entire mess, in turn, leads to stress, which is probably the most threatening of these illnesses.
To manage this monster called stress, we have to reconstruct our ideologies in a pure and unbiased fashion. Let us make a vital promise to ourselves – “We must think healthy, behave healthy, live healthy and make healthy.”
Natural phenomena generally exhibit the rule and cycle of attraction and repulsion. Similarly, we too go through several incidents and phases based on this principle.So, it is quite obvious that if we are suffering a lot currently, it’s possible that we’ll recover and become healthy in the near future. So, don’t feel hopeless and always perform to your maximum potential without any expectation. Because if your achievement does not match with your expectation, then that can harm your performance. You may have to compromise with the quality, which is not desirable at all.
Some of the other basic duties he outlined are: “Try to live in a holistic manner”, “Try to love everybody unconditionally”, “Exclude all harmful things from your list of choices, whatever be their nature, duration or quantity”.
He signed off saying, “Nothing can be considered negligible. All things, even thoughts, have important roles they fulfill in nature.”