… Jim can.
I am currently writing a piece about someone named Jim who died of cancer. In the buildup to his death, those around him said, “If anyone can beat this, Jim can.” Jim was strong. Jim was tough. Jim was powerful.
Jim is dead.
I love positive thinking, and believe there’s a legitimate value to it. But can anyone show me an example of “If anyone can beat this …” actually being true. Some people get sick and live, some people get sick and die. It has much to do with genetics and luck and medical access and, sadly, money (what type of health provisions can one afford). Many powerful people have contracted serious illnesses and died from them. Many weak people have contracted serious illnesses and lived.