I seem to have given pattern recognition an unfair review considering how pervasive this is in our daily lives. Our cognitive biases basically use 20 watts to find a pattern of things as fast as possible considering a scarcity of resources. It's so easy to fixate on patterns that we fall for them, building a story and our life around them - true or false
Let's try to make some sense out of this. The way I did this was to sketch out a matrix - psychological and physical on one axis, and then micro and macro on the other axis.
I studied a conversation between Dr. Kevin Berg and a stage four cancer overcomer named Guy Tenenbaum.
Dr. Eric Berg For many years, Guy dealt with numerous health problems, including: • Type II diabetes • Hypertension • High cholesterol • Joint and bone pain • Chronic inflammation • Weight problems
Guy Tenenbaum The Oncologist told me; "yes we can do nothing. it's too late. Why did you wait so long?" When I went to the doctor since 2015 and they never told me I get something. The Oncologist told me; "it's too late. We're nothing to do for you. You will disappear soon - three months" And he told me I have six metastases in my bones.
Dr. Eric Berg "Quite a few doctors were not able to help him. I believe the turning point is where Guy basically disagreed with the prognosis and went in a different direction."
Guy Tenenbaum "Thank you because you know I become a U.S. Citizen two years ago and I would like to give something to my new country. It's what I did. To save American lives. 650,000 Americans die each year from cancer and I'm sure we can save a lot of them. Give them the reality that cancer is a metabolic disease. It's very simple and very easy to fight, not with chemicals. Give your body what you need. That's it. Then I need your help. I need your help to tell others."