Stop parading your ignorance
RE: Re: How about a tax break for the healthy? (July 14)
When reading the above letter I couldn’t help but think of a quote by Gustave Flaubert who said, “To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.” The letter writer seems to happily possess all three of the above. Apparently, she is too self-absorbed to notice that there are some people who fall seriously ill despite leading a healthy lifestyle. Or people whose conditions worsen while they wait for medical procedures, resulting in much higher costs. And how about seniors? How dare they “drain” the system by getting old and infirm!
And just how would the government determine who can qualify for the tax break? Equip all of us with tracking devices to make sure we do 10,000 steps each day?
There are many factors that determine a person’s health — or lack of it. Not everyone who gets sick sits on the couch stuffing themselves with junk food. By all means, enjoy the good health while it lasts. Even more importantly, get off that high horse, take your foot out of your mouth, and stop parading your ignorance and lack of compassion. Lenka Hlavenka, Caledonia