[ExI] Paul vs Eliezer

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Wed Apr 6 12:48:37 UTC 2022

On Tue, April 5, 2022 23:53, spike jones via extropy-chat wrote:

> Eh, Mike, if my level of silliness is higher than normal, it is my coping
> mechanism: we had a death in the family Friday.  I am taking it better
> than the others, because I knew it was coming and prepared myself whereas
> the others (his children) were deep in denial.
> I recently posted a link to a Nova program on addiction.  I viewed every
> minute of it and paid close attention because the family member who passed
> was an addict (of sorts.)  It wasn’t drugs that hooked him, it was eating.
>  He ate himself into the ground, dug his own grave with his spoon.  He
> knew what would happen, said so out loud in my presence.  He didn’t want
> to die, but he just couldn’t stop overeating.

Sympathy on the loss of your uncle, spike.

It's a conundrum, how to fix that addiction.  I have a couple of friends
(married to each other) and they also are digging their graves with their
teeth.  They are diabetic, one now has kidney issues, they live in their
recliner chairs at home unless they creep out to drive to a restaurant for
a meal - often a couple times *per day*.

They have other issues: balance (and falling) problems, joint troubles.
Walking to the letter box to get the mail is an event worthy of note in an

Now that I write this, I think of a third friend with this addiction, but
her life is threatened now by cancer. :(

I don't understand.  Surely they know....... but denial is stronger than

Are we just lucky?  I like food too, but not like that.


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