in-the-point (poems and essays)

Health is not more blessed than disease

Wishing good health is a constant thought that grows with us spontaneously. A healthy man is expected to have a happy long life. On the contrary, disease is quite frightening to most of us and usually arouses bad expectations and pessimism. Although this point of view may be generally accepted, there would be much debate about what health and disease would mean. The question if health is always a bless or if disease is misfortune, shows another aspect how these two can be weighed.

In fact, health owes disease a lot. Apart from giving contrast and rationale to understand health, a disease may advance or promote health, e.g. by conferring immunity. Health and disease should, thus, be seen as proponents rather than opponents. On the moral and spiritual level, a disease is as praiseworthy as health for finer perception and attitude.