But what about living in the modern world? I see things that are definitely cancer-causing spewed into the air all around me at all times of the day- why should I pretend that I am avoiding cancer by not smoking cigarettes, then continue to walk through a city? Or breathe air anywhere near a NATO nation?
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"