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False Assumption I

November 19, 2013

theresa1

Cancer changes people’s perceptions of life,

both generally and in detail.

It raises questions about what is important:

what are the things that are worthwhile investing in

– our time, effort and money?

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I have discussed this issue with several people during past few weeks.
My cancer seems to have quite an effect to lot of people,
even those that I don’t know so well.
I have heard some strange, illogical assumptions about cancer.
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First one was:
Good people do not get sick – not in cancer, at least.
First of all, I do not feel as an especially good person.
I just do my best.
If the criteria for a good person is based on accomplishments
…that could be the problem, particularly if it causes stress.
Constant stress.
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But, it is still a false assumption.
It even appears that young, talent and GOOD people DIE.
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The right assumption is that
We are here JUST for a moment.
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“Some people

– sweet, attractive, strong and healthy –

happen to die young.

They are masters in disguise teaching us about impermanence.”

Dalai Lama

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2 Comments
  1. Mervi permalink

    Voimia ja halit:)

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