Watching these celebrities die over the last year and a half or so, if you go all the way back to Heath Ledger, sort of made me think again and sort of re-evaluate things. Especially the recent Billy Mays deal. Turns out he had a heart condition, according to latest reports, and I also found out he had two hip replacements and was in constant pain from those. But here's the deal: I have never, ever gone to see a doctor, never had a check-up, only had medical treatment for injuries like my broken ankle, had both knees scoped back in the 90s, and various other broken bones. Have never and never will have health insurance. I abhor medicines, pills and the like. Have an aversion to anything medical in general. But I also have never been sick. Ever. When I was young, my grandfather one day told me something I have always carried with me. Paraphrased it goes, "if you think something is bad for you, don't do it. Whether it's smokin, drinkin, eatin stuff, whatever it is. Because if you believe it's bad for you, it will be. And don't let anyone, especially the people planners, tell you what to eat, drink, smoke, whatever. Or not to. YOU make that call when YOU are ready." He lived to be up in his 90s, smoked and drank all of his adult life. Was healthy as can be when he died in his sleep. But long before that, I'd taken his advice and as the years went by, I realized what he was actually doing by telling me that. The Pygmalion Effect, the self-fulfilling prophesy. Plant negative seeds and they will grow. Plant positive seeds and they will. It is literally mind over matter. But there's one BIG negative seed you have to eschew totally: Fear. Yep, fear. Fear of getting sick and dying. Fear of heart attacks. Health fear. You have to completely let that go. Live. Without. Fear. Sounds hard doesn't it? Especially today? But here's the thing folks -- All of these celebrities who have died recently had one thing in common -- the very best health care money could buy! Yeah, regular check-ups, best preventative care there is. Jacko even had a doctor living in his house to the tune of $300K a year. Where did it get them? When your time is up, that is it. You are dead. No doctors, medicines, none of that crap means jack shit when your time is up. It's reality, accept it. Why do we have this fear of not having health care? because we think we can control our longevity. That is an illusion. Control is an illusion. Also perhaps because of the fear of dying. That's coming anyway no matter what, why fear it? Eschew this irrational, mindless fear. Get the negative seeds out of your health life. Live your life the way YOU want, it's yours and no one else's. It IS mind over matter, and it DOES work. My Granddad was never sick a day in his life, and never went to a doctor either. Will I live to be in my 90s? No one knows. And that's the deal, you don't know so why should you worry about it. Know why the placebo effect works? Same reason, mind over matter. The Pygmalion Effect in practice. A positive seed is planted in the patient's mind, he's given a sugar pill that is touted to be a "cure" and By Gawd, his mind heals him! Or stops pain, or whatever! Great ain't it? Harness that power we all have, by killing the negative seeds such as fear, and mortality. Live a long, happy, healthy and prosperous life. Don't worry, be happy! And stay away from the quackass medicos and their potions, prescriptions, and outright garbage! YOU have the power, if you will harness it and use it.