Survival Mate part 4Posted on: August 19, 2012
This may be a short entry, but it’s highly critical. The Survival Mate of my choice will have no physical dependencies. Primarily, he doesn’t smoke! And doesn’t do drugs. This goes for prescription drugs as well. Although I know some wonderful people who are diabetic… they won’t last in a post world, sorry, but that’s the hard truth of it. High blood pressure, heart issues, thyroid problems, severe allergies, all of these require medications to control that won’t be available anymore. Hard truth. I don’t ask anything of anyone that I’m exempt from. I don’t smoke, I don’t take any kind of drugs, prescription or otherwise. I’m healthy and active and that’s what I ask of a mate.
I’m the first to admit that I enjoy an evening cocktail, or a glass of wine with dinner, but it’s not an addiction for me, it’s a preference. My new mate will be the same. The only acceptable physical dependencies are food, water and …. Me 🙂
3 thoughts on “Survival Mate part 4”
The biggest issue I see with the “perfectly healthy” is anyone that is required by job description to get a physical…..and reaches a certain age group…AND has health insurance …will magically become “SICK” thus requiring some sort of prescription and or follow up….multiple visits.
BTW interesting subject as you know I am also in the same sinking ship. Also requiring some/most of the same perimeters. Running a homestead is hard enough single handed, running a cattle ranch even more so.
Bring your own tools!!! I do have a big tractor to play with…..LOL!!
thanks for your thoughts, Marie. Yes, I know this requirement limits my choices, but hey! I’m describing my IDEAL mate.. and rarely do we achieve ideal.
While you are absolutely right about people needing to be healthy to survive…well, not many of us are.
There are very few people over the age of 40 or 50 who don’t have some type of prescription medicine. Male or female, we develop conditions from whatever be it poor life choices or simply genetics.
So to insist that your mate be absolutely healthy, I think, is to limit yourself to a very, very small pool of potential mates. Maybe even nonexistent?
You are blessed by good health and from all you say I think you’ve worked hard at being healthy.
I hope there is someone who will meet your needs, because it isn’t good to be alone.
I’ve often told my kids, “Loving someone means putting your heart on the line to whatever may come. Losing that person will mean that your heart will be irreparably broken. But at least you will have had that love.”
This has been my experience, every loving relationship comes with the possibility of loss.
And I know you know that, just saying.
Marie in IN