Our bodies are the same way. A friend of mine joked at 76, “If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself.” The problem is he died at about 77 and spent the last few years of his life not walking much due to his thirty plus years of smoking cigarettes that had devastated his lungs.
There are a lot of areas where prevention is the issue. Building a wall sounds dumb to some people but it is one aspect of securing our country. It’s not a cure all by any means. A healthy military that is cared for and has up to date vehicles, weapons, housing and enough persons to get the task done are all crucial.
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