In some cities, like Tehran, breathing the city air is equal to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day! Just think about this for a minute. This means you, you family, and specially your children will have a shorter life.
I understand sometimes you have no choice and have to live in a certain place. But you can always change. There are always options.
Research shows people in small towns that are closer to nature live longer, are happier and more calm. The green color of trees, the blue color of water has therapeutic effects on people. It reduces stress and you know stress is the number one killer of people these days.
I love both mountains and the water. Some towns have both and that is the best type of living. To live in a place where you can see the mountains as well as the water.
I like the small towns and whenever I go, I stay more in the small towns than the big cities. For me they have more charm, are romantic and more natural.
So please wake up, think about where you are living. If it is near a highway or main street, where do you think all the smoke from cars go everyday? Even if you close the windows, they will get inside your home/condo. Do you know what that smoke does to you and your family? Can you accept putting them in increased risk of developing cancer?
The world is a big place and you can always make a living in a clean small town where there is no pollution, where you have access to trees, water or the mountains, where life is slower and you feel what life is all about. No more rush, no more traffic, no more pollution. Where people know your name and say hi to you on the streets.
My business trip to Switzerland is coming to an end. This was one of the best business trips I have ever had. So many clean, beautiful towns here with access to mountains and the water. Pure air everywhere, pure water everywhere. What a beautiful, natural, clean country. I am in awe of Switzerland.
Dr Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Minister of Education for the state of Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People
President of NAO, NUMSS, OCPCC, OTV, OsteoBank, CUOMP