I would really appreciate an opinion from everyone who reads this discussion, it doesn't matter what your opinion is, it will be greatly appreciated.
It now seems (IMHO) that every time we turn around, something is being "classified" as a disease.
Things that were once considered a part of life, whether it was good, or bad, socially, or economically caused (or) related are now being classified as diseases!
Domestic violence, child abuse, alcoholism, child molestation, attention deficit disorder, anger manifestation, depression, sexual addiction…the list goes on, and on, and on.
What actually is a disease?
The definition (from dictionary.com) is listed below:
dis·ease /dɪˈziz/ Show Spelled [dih-zeez] Show IPA noun, verb, -eased, -eas·ing.
1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
2. any abnormal condition in a plant that interferes with its vital physiological processes, caused by pathogenic microorganisms, parasites, unfavorable environmental, genetic, or nutritional factors, etc.
3. any harmful, depraved, or morbid condition, as of the mind or society: His fascination with executions is a disease.
4. decomposition of a material under special circumstances: tin disease.
Let's focus on the first and third definitions because they are medically related, (IMHO) the third definition should be excluded, why (?) should a fascination, or an obsession to anything be considered a disease?
If I like making love physically, is that a disease,or is it "human" nature?
A desire to eat uncontrollably is a disease, why not a love for food?
Having an obsession with buying anything in excess, (shoes, cars, and jewelry) is considered a disease, why can't it be a desire to have more of what you love?
Having too much love or too little love for anyone, or anything is also a sickness, (how do you measure it?) meaning that "Love" itself is now a disease!
Does giving birth to more than 2 or 3 children mean that "you" have a disease, that you have "toomanychildrenitis", is it fatal, can you infect others?
Does working hard, or working too many hours to make the amount of money that is necessary for you to survive, or at least to acquire those very things that you want, or "desire" (which is also a disease) now a disease?
If you walk around smiling, at peace, happy with your life, or if because of some circumstances in your life you are frowning, sad, maybe even depressed, you are now considered to have some form of some disease, and believe it or not, there is some sort of medication that can be prescribed to you for it!
Seriously speaking, let's get back to the first definition of disease, I remember when getting sick, physically sick in some manner, was a matter of my body not responding as a human body should, to something, maybe a germ or two!
Doctors orders were, get some rest, take this medication and call me in the morning!
Now "everything" is a disease in, and of its own!
We now have an obsession with being classified with having something.
Place a label on me, I have this disease, and\or that disease.
Living itself has now become a disease, a convenient excuse to find a niche to fit in for acceptance, (the posh thing to do) or better yet, classification!
Maybe I have a disease for writing, posting videos, starting discussions, and wanting to help others here.
Be very careful; don't get too close, it may be contagious!
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