Let’s revisit, shall we???? B.D.M. is the most VICIOUS DISEASE KNOWN TO MAN!!! -Sean Patrick Flanery
The hard & painful truth. Like it or not… here it comes!!
Okay, good news and bad news. The bad news is that there are a large number of things that kill human beings. The good news is that the VAST majority of these deadly things are avoidable. That’s right, B.D.M. kills more people per day than every other disease COMBINED. What is B.D.M. you ask? Well, the main thing to know is that it’s as completely 100% preventable… as a redundancy.
At my academy, Hollywood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we see and diagnose cases of B.D.M. daily. Usually it was contracted during the early stages of development, right in the carrier’s own home. Unfortunately, it’s almost always hereditary. It’s handed down from parents to children long before the symptoms are even visible in the child. We call on everyone to address the B.D.M. epidemic one case at a time.
There is ONE key ingredient, and ONE key ingredient only that is necessary to combat all forms of B.D.M. Unfortunately, that ingredient is a more rare commodity than all the precious metals and gem stones on the planet. The antidote… VALUES. If the correct VALUES are placed in us at an early age then we will always possess the DESIRE to resist B.D.M.
THE PAINFUL REALITY: IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF THERE WAS A PILL TO COMBAT THIS DEVASTATING DISEASE, BUT THERE’S NOT. THE CURE RESTS SOLELY ON THE SHOULDERS OF PARENTS ALL OVER THE GLOBE. CANCER, DIABETES, ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION, AUTOMOBILE FATALITIES, OBESITY, ETC. ARE ALL LARGELY (NOT SOLELY) A PRODUCT OF B.D.M.
More hard truth: My mother developed cancer in 1990, and spent two years on chemo-therapy and radiation. My mother has been in remission for 20 years now, and is healthy and working at Hollywood BJJ in Los Angeles, day in and day out, right by my side. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that she was a smoker for 30 years prior to developing cancer. My mother got cancer solely because of B.D.M.
B.D.M. is the cause of the VAST majority of all the problems in most peoples lives… including mine. Although I combat it everyday, I too have been a victim of B.D.M.
Only the correct VALUES placed inside a child will result in a person capable of possessing the DESIRE to do the right thing. They will have a much stronger DESIRE for the long term result of putting the effort in to do the right thing, as opposed to the temporary RELIEF of NOT doing the right thing.
Taking proper care of one’s health is nothing more than a parent properly ILLUSTRATING the consequences of NOT taking care of one’s health. It is very easy for a child to see the danger of putting his/her hand on a spinning band saw. However, it is very DIFFICULT for a child to see the long term consequences of smoking. If a child can see the definitive consequences, they are more likely to self-preserve. For example, in the end, the same people that had smoked two packs of cigarettes a day would Aron Ralston their own arm off if it would buy them a few more days.
B.D.M. is infecting our population at an accelerated pace, and will most surely destroy us from the inside out if we don’t start (inside the home) to reverse the trend.
FAR more often than not; YES it is your fault, and YES, it was preventable. Just fess up and take charge of your health, your future… your life. Remember, you’re not a failure until you start blaming someone else.
So, what do we DO????? Well…
I’m not going to start a charity to raise money for this horrifying disease. I’m not even going to ask you to wear a specially colored rubber band around your wrist to… “raise awareness”. I’m simply going to initiate what I like to call a “Responsibility Drive”. Every bit of responsibility you collect, you keep for yourself. I’ve already taken complete responsibility for my life, and my bad decisions are waning by the day. I’m not waiting for someone to save me. I’ll save myself.
Welcome to the RESPONSIBILITY REVOLUTION… we’ve saved you a seat.
Choose health. Choose responsibility. Choose LIFE. -Sean Patrick Flanery