Cancer is such a terrible disease, right? You get a lump, you get some blood in your stool, you get a big, scary lump, and then you tell your spouse that you have cancer.
We were in a meeting recently discussing cancer and it was clear to me that a lot of folks were struggling with what to say to their cancer-stricken spouses. A common question was how to explain that their spouse has cancer, while another was how to explain that they had cancer, but they didn’t know they had cancer. I think the fact that so many folks were struggling with how to say this made me realize how rare it is to actually experience this.
We all have our own “signs a cancer woman is flirting with me”. But this one is from my wife. Yesterday she invited me to a birthday dinner and she was flirting all over the place. I knew that my wife has cancer and she was flirting with me. She had been flirting with me since I was a kid, but I didnt know and I honestly didnt care. She just happened to be flirting with me and I didnt even notice.
Signs a cancer woman is flirting with you, you say? Well, yes. It’s a cancer joke. But it’s also a cancer joke that isn’t all that funny. I’ve watched this person flirting with me and I’m like… that’s interesting, but it’s not that funny. We’re sitting there, it’s a woman with cancer and she’s flirting with me and I’m like… that’s interesting, but it’s not that funny.
Thats when I realized what was happening. I didnt just sit there, i was flirting with the cancer woman. I was flirting with myself. I thought, well, thats funny, but it’s not all that funny. I should have known. I mean, maybe I’m just not so good at this.
Flirting is a very serious business and we must never, ever flirt with ourselves. We are our own worst enemy, and flirting with ourselves is very wrong indeed.
So what happens when we flirt with ourselves? We flatter ourselves, and that makes us feel good. This is because the more we flatter ourselves the more we can keep things in line. If we flatter ourselves, we become more confident, more assertive, and less likely to get angry. As a result, we may start to feel like it is OK to be flirting, because we have a better chance of keeping things in line.
We can start to feel like we’re in charge, and that’s dangerous. A feeling of power is one of those things that we can use to get things done. But it can also be dangerous. It is dangerous because it can create self-satisfaction and it can lead to a lack of self-control. We can start to feel like we are being treated like a queen, and that’s wrong.
While our society is still a few years away from being rid of death, there is a lot of movement happening to try to make the death-with-all-the-knowledge model end. In many parts of the world people are talking about the importance of having a “strong, healthy body” in order to live a long life, to be healthy, to fight death. As we all know, when you are healthy, you are no longer susceptible to illness.
Cancer is the third leading cause of death in the US, and it’s hard to be healthy when the cancer is ravaging your body. And when the cancer is ravaging your body, you can’t even feel it.