5 Illogical And Immature Behaviors We Struggle To Outgrow

Advancing age doesn't necessarily mean advancing wisdom

Barry Davret

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For several months I had this peculiar symptom, a minor skin irritation that wouldn't disappear, which according to the internet gods, could have been a symptom of dozens of ailments. So, I started with the most likely culprits. I cut out gluten and then dairy. Then, I made a few trips to the dermatologist, who deemed it a minor case of eczema and prescribed a series of ever more powerful creams that had no effect.

Flummoxed, I did what many people would do in my situation. I went on with my life since it was just a minor inconvenience.

A year or so later, symptoms worsened, so I finally went to my primary care physician, who ran a full suite of lab tests.

Finally, after a year of ignoring the problem, I received an answer — my thyroid is a bit sluggish, a common problem for people over fifty, but treatable.

If only I had taken action at the first sign of trouble. I knew I should have, but instead, I chose the path of least short-term pain, pretending the problem didn't exist because I refused to face the possibility that something might be wrong with me.

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Barry Davret

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