Have you taken notice of the television commercials during daytime programming? America, we are in trouble. There is a chemical or gadget to rescue us from every ailment known to man. For example, if you need more fiber in your diet, you can drink, chew, or swallow your way to better health. If there is a pain, you can rub a stronger acting cream or liquid over the affected area. If you need help falling asleep, there is a blue pill. If you need help waking up, there is a pink pill. If your wrinkles need to be repaired, there is an aid for that. There are heat wraps, ice packs, and super strength tablets for instant relief from pain. We don't even have to leave our homes anymore. The medicines and gadgets can be delivered to our doors.
If you saw my medicine cabinet, you would see the myriad of medicines that I take for this, that, and the other. I try not to think about the side effects. If you ever read the patient information leaflets that accompany your prescriptions or over the counter medicines, you have to be amazed at all the things that could happen while taking those various medications. Next time, a commercial comes on about the latest breakthrough in treating headaches, listen as the announcer rattles off the possible results, in a very low voice, I might add.
Usually the last thing said is how it may result in death. Wow, like I said, we're in trouble.