Sunday, June 24, 2007

Charles Darwin and MS

Charles Darwin did not have MS, or at least I don't think he did. What he did have was a theory of natural selection.

Darwin said:
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
If there is one thing certain about MS, it's the unpredictability. Living with changing stages of MS includes exacerbations, flareups and relapses. MSers quickly learn we cannot predict what the change might be, how long before it changes again or changes back, or partway back; we just know there will be change.

MSers have great opportunities to develop responding skills - how lucky are my descendants! They will have an instinctive ability to respond to change.

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1 comment:

Shirl said...

This is a thoughtful analogy of natural selection Vicki.

Our descendants should also be adaptable in all situations as well as immune to disappointment.