Dr. Google tells you that the most commonly used definition of the word "health" refers to "a state of complete emotional and physical well-being and that healthcare exists to help maintain this optimal state of health.” Yet, we are not a society of wellness; we are a society who attempt to manage our daily symptoms. In a world where, for the majority, day-to-day life can be fragile, illness limits our choices and disease creates desperation.
According to Google, we searched for symptom-related answers 200 billion times in 2018, 86 percent of which were following a diagnosis. Forty thousand more online queries will have happened by the time you finish this sentence.
So, let me ask you this: If there is more money to be made from illness, why would our economic powers that be, give health a chance?