I dress for the concert, in need of a new shirt. For some odd reason I cannot find one to match my slacks. With this closet full of clothes, you’d think otherwise. Once I arrived, I saw the crowd was huge! Afterward, my host was readying to entertain important visitors, and did so, only to find the ones entertained were impostors. Once they were made to leave, the mess left behind needed to be quickly cleaned in time for the real visitor he was meant to entertain.
How did it ever become that one visitor was more important than the other? Is it because one has something to give which is desired, while the other does not?
Our lives change moment by moment, year by year, and what we deem beneficial today will change. Those we shun might have something very important to offer, something we simply are not yet ready to receive. By shunning them, we will miss out on this opportunity in the future, for they will remember our attitude toward them.
Stephen Calabria is a journalist currently living in New York City. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Deutsche Welle, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets.
A study recently unveiled by the American Epilepsy Society (AES) has found a cannabis derivative to be effective in combating epilepsy, with the substance exhibiting acute efficacy in treating the condition within children.
According to Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a lead author of the study and neurologist at the New York University Langone Medical Center, the findings were highly promising.
In the subsequent periods, which are very encouraging, 9 percent of all patients and 13 percent of those with Dravet Syndrome epilepsy were seizure-free. Many have never been seizure-free before.
Despite the promise shown by the efficacy of cannabis in treating epilepsy, physicians have nonetheless cautioned against patients – and especially patients’ parents – attempting to procure and prescribe the substance on their own … “You have to make sure the company can replicate the same product over and over. A small change in the ratio of THC to cannabidiol can cause a child’s seizures to increase or come back.”