The past week I have been met with a series of costly misadventures (I blame it all on Australian dentists charging outrageous prices) that have led me to Indonesia and last night was the first night in a week I have had to truly relax. The restaurant where I ate displayed this thought-provoking picture:
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2 thoughts on “Sidetracked though misadventure: Time to reflect”
At least you were still able to eat!
On a more philosophical note, the thing that drives the left panel to the right panel in your image is exactly things like dentistry and healthcare in general. Everyone wants a longer life more than they want a simpler life.
And every modern religion is based on that idea – what is longer than “forever”, whether reincarnating, living in paradise, or becoming one with the godhood?
No one’s ever gone broke selling that, or dental care.
I guess we can look forward to your incisive review of Indonesian dental traditions, drilling down to the root of this subject, leaving not a single gap unfilled. No doubt the insights of τουΘκυδίδης on methods will form the crown of your review.
It’s good to see you back.