There is always a point in our lives when we get frustrated; and so we wonder how we could have lived it to make things less complicated. We have always been told since we were young that staying healthy is the way to make a better life; a life away from illnesses and constant disruptions. And so we were told that eating right and having regular exercise are the most basic things we can do to enjoy life. But most often than not, our teachers and parents have forgotten to put importance on thinking better. In school, we were always challenged by a battery of quizzes and periodical exams as if these were enough to intellectually stimulate us and make us better citizens.
We were conditioned to become better employees or bosses in the future by studying hard and doing well academically. But to do this, staying healthy is still the key especially on the part of eating the right food and staying away from junk. But the factors need to enjoy life include our spiritual and emotional aspect. These may have been touched on our lessons in school but these are rarely even talked about. We only get to go back to these aspects in our adult lives after undergoing perhaps a mental or emotional breakdown. So in these moments we realize that staying healthy also encompasses the way we wire our brains. As adults, we are bombarded with several health books that tackle on topics of paradigm shifting to optimistic thinking.
With all these self-help and motivational books, we wonder how we were really conditioned as a child. And so we begin to look back and think why we barely recognize our emotional and spiritual needs. If staying healthy was just eating the right foods, why do some of us breakdown and destroy ourselves from within. We’re not talking about a physical breakdown within our body system but a breakdown within the core of our being. No matter how many kilometers we run every single day or how much we monitor our calorie intake, there is always a point in our lives when we sulk in our little corner and just feel so sick from everything that is going around. And so, should we have been taught to think better instead?