There will come a day….
I keep thinking there will come a day where someone close to me is going to have failing health and they’re going to say, “why didn’t you tell me”
I know many here have had varying success with trying to help those around you and most have probably had a hard time convincing someone that paleo is a more optimal way to live. I have an Aunt who was diagnosed with crohn’s a few years back. I suggested she at least give up grains. She of course did not and now is scheduled for a gall stone operation and probably some type of surgery to remove part of her colon or something later. She’s never going to listen to me and it’s too late now anyway.
I have told other family members the way I live, they usually nod and agree and then ignore my suggestion and probably think I’m nuts. I now take the stance that I will only help those that want it.
Does anyone else think they will have to deal with a family member or friend who eventually sees the light, but it’s too late? Sadly not a time to say I told you so, but they may be offended that you weren’t more aggressive in trying to convince them. Others still won’t be convinced a preemptive change in their diet would have made a difference anyway.
I don’t see this happening to me for some time, but I do see it happening one day. The other scenario is that paleo becomes more mainstream and people who you’ve previously told now become enlightened and wonder why you didn’t ‘spread the word’ more.
Has either scenario happened to anyone yet?