The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.
The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being's mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it's too hard.
The total collapse of the public opinion polls shows that this country is in good health. A country that developed an airtight system of finding out in advance what was in people's minds would be uninhabitable.
There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
There are those among us that are driven by what others think. There are those among us that are so consumed with self that others only exist to serve. Then we have those that know not self at all. Most of us are a combination of the three groups without being totally anyone of them. Being self-aware enables us to monitor our health and choose paths that are right for us. I do not have a memory of caring for self above others. Being aware of the needs of others has been beneficial. It has been stated that it be a good thing to ..."Know Thyself." When we accept our uniqueness and our abilities and stuff we just are not able to do, our self is on a better, more productive course.