The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

On the stupidity of man – a thought


The same wealthy friend of my mother’s – the one that gave me the Balmain dress, and in whose house I stole and lit up my first cigarette, ended up lonely and sick.

In her case, they had no children and few relatives – no ‘friendly ear’. Sometimes she would visit me at my flat and share things that made me cringe in my ignorance of life and the problems of getting old. I was no help at all!

Don’t all old people end up lonely and sick?

Well, no – I believe they don’t have to. But in the UK, old smokers become lonely and sick by law! Once they got out to Bingo halls, clubs and pubs, where they found friends and comradie. Carers may not, now, enter houses where there might be Second Hand Smoke. So an old person is even affected in their own home.

I find the whole persecution of smokers, the most dreadful abuse, by law, of a section of the population that has had no consideration at all. In this modern age, there is no reason that Bingo halls, clubs and pubs can’t have smoking areas – or even decent ventilation. The studies on Second Hand Smoke have never shown the ‘dangers’ that Tobacco Control claim. The idea of Second Hand Smoke was simply a tool Tobacco Control chose to promote, to get society to fear and despise smokers. Tobacco Control are a shameful bunch!

The effect of their meddling is that loneliness in the UK has increased.

And loneliness is a KILLER!

A study by Independent Age shows that severe loneliness in England blights the lives of 700,000 men and 1.1m women over 50, and is rising with astonishing speed. LINK


Author: Elizabeth

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

3 thoughts on “On the stupidity of man – a thought

  1. I am long used to my own company, so being a smoker, and possibly avoided doesn’t bother me.

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