Defective Genes

Recently I read an interesting article:

Definitive Guide: The Primal Blueprint

I enjoyed this article as it put into words a good amount of what I believe. This includes humans evolving a certain way and in order to make the most of that there are certain things we should do. The author categorises these into ten good points:

  1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants
  2. Move around a lot at a slow pace
  3. Lift heavy things
  4. Run really fast once in a while
  5. Get lots of sleep
  6. Play
  7. Get some sunlight every day
  8. Avoid trauma
  9. Avoid poisonous things
  10. Use your mind

I also enjoyed the viewpoint that as a society we are generally happy to lay the blame on defective genes for developing any number of ailments.

'Hardly a week goes by without a new announcement of the discovery of a so-called “defective” gene that increases someone or some group’s risk of being obese, of getting cancer, of developing type 2 diabetes or arthritis.'

This adds to the argument I have mentioned before in Taking Responsibility:

The increasing lack of personal responsibility is a blight on our society. There are many people who always have an excuse, it is always someone else's fault.

We are built a certain way. Make the most of it. Take responsibility.


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