[...] I recognize that I come from a long line of people
whose philosophy Elizabeth the Queen Mother explained quite
succinctly (IIRC) as "You just carry on."
Stalwart, stoic, good little soldiers are we to follow
the Queen Mum!
<chuckle> Likely, the better lesson is how to tune into
those warning signs to better be *able* to "carry on".
[...] should we walk differently to develop more blisters,
or stop to dress the wound and put on a pair of dry socks?
(BTW, two pairs of dry, clean socks almost eliminates
blisters on the feet for those reading.)
If it hurts when I try to do such-and-such, maybe I need
to back off for the time being.... :-)
But, licking our wounds is seen as a negative trait. <G+D>
I used to be so encouraged that I inherited mom's low BP.
Now, I learned about all the other things I am likely to
have inherited from my parents.
I suppose I *should* stop smoking, and cut down on the
sulfides and other bad foods. <...>
I was a slow learner in PE... but I'll get there eventually. :-))
Ah... the tyranny of the "shoulds"! Although I'm tempted to write a
long diatribe here, I'd like to get back to you within the current century.
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