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TPS7 Deleted Session December 14, 1983 5/34 (15%) obedient exuberance dietary misnick healthy

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Such negative patterns in childhood cause adults to be frightened of freedom—because freedom seems to imply a threat to life and to health. There are also people, of course, who never fall prey to such unfortunate cycles, but instead remain exuberantly free and healthy. Even so, health to most people means the absence of disease, rather than a state of exuberant well-being, challenge, and fulfillment.

Exuberance seems to be a quality belonging only to childhood or early youth—yet exuberance is instead the mark of healthy vitality. The mark of nature unimpeded, and it is the heritage of all living creatures. It is back toward their dimly remembered exuberance that many adults look with a sense of loss and nostalgia.

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Children’s play is extremely important to a child’s development—and when they play children use those exquisite powers of imagination, confidence, and expectation that provide the wellspring for growth and fulfillment. *(Pause.) *People who are exuberant are healthy. They appreciate the richness and variety of life. Many children, however, are unfortunately taught by their parents to be suspicious of exuberance and high spirits. And ordered instead to be quiet, well-mannered and obedient.

Animals can be obedient to their masters, and be healthy and exuberant at the same time, but in the terms of nature, no matter what social customs might say, no person can be obedient to a master and be healthy and exuberant at the same time.

People yearn toward freedom naturally, as the plants do toward the sun. Without a healthy dose of freedom and exuberance life itself seems to lose its meaning.

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