Just recently, I got another wake-up call on the impact of eating bacon, sausage, processed meat, hot dogs, salami, etc. Why did God make things that are scrumptuous, so deadly… OK, grateful for the study done by Univ of Zurich. How does one stay chipper when there are so many elements out there seeking to do me in. Maybe the presence of these harmful agents serve to remind me that that I need a reality I can have hope in. The "spiritual" reality is that place. Drones, bacon, global warming, national debt are legit but don't have quite the sting when one's hope is the "spiritual" reality.