In a recent article — Medical Fakery and the Intentional Placebo Effect — I argued in the comments stream that our minds and our bodies are failing us faster even as medicine advances quicker than ever while we live our two lifetimes.
As time passes and we age, the mind/body connection begins to decay. Our minds are stronger and better able to dismiss ailments of the body as nothing when they are early indicators of dangers to come. Our mind may not be able to balance and control the body as it wishes and so instead of forcing the body to mind, the mind just gives up and dismisses the task as hopeless.
I know a lot of hardworking people who have sharp minds, but disastrous bodies — and others that have fuzzy minds and hard bodies — and this disconnect is all caused by modern stress and structures.
I think the mind-body disconnect is caused by an intellectual economy instead of one based on hand and back labor. We no longer need to train our mind not to be bored while doing repetitive labor-intensive tasks, and our hand-eye coordination is no longer as sharp as it was in the fields while we worked with one eye on the crops and another eye on the outskirts for animal predators.
Now we sit all day on the phone or before a computer and the only connection the mind has to the body is through the fingertips. It’s more of a numbing-down than a total severing, but the effects are the same: The mind no longer cares about the state of the body and the body is left to rot in place because the mind is pre-engaged.
We live in two realities at all times: Our internet life where — we are beautiful and perfect — and then our real life where our minds are disintegrating and our bodies are falling apart.
What do you think of the argument?
Where are the holes in the logic and the conclusions?