Just the other day, I was reading this piece on genetic testing.
I’ve had a number of people ask, “If there was a foolproof genetic test for Alzheimer’s, would you want to have it?”
That’s a question I’ve pondered over and over again in my mind. Part of me says, YES! I want to know so that I can get into a clinical trial, so that I can be prepared, so that I can eat blueberries for every meal and start consuming coconut oil by the jar. Hell, for that matter, maybe I should slather the stuff on every inch of my body before bed at night! Couldn’t hurt, right?
When it’s all said and done, I think I’d rather prepare for the worst and hope for the best, while doing everything I can to prevent it (appropriate diet, mental & physical exercise, etc). Sure, it would be a relief to know I didn’t have to worry, but would it be worth the risk of knowing I WOULD get it if that were the case? I’m just not sure how well I would handle living with that knowledge every day for the rest of my life.
So, if it was a possibility, would you go with Certainty or stick with Uncertainty?
Now, while you’re casting your vote, I’m off to bathe in coconut oil and work on the New York Times crossword puzzle! I’ll be back soon!
Until next time… Carpe diem…