Other Words for Learning: Lifestyle

INTERHEART Study:
      Over 90%  of heart attacks (myocardial infractions) can be attributed to lifestyle.
America Cancer Society:
     There is an 82% correlation between lifestyles and cancers.

What do people mean when they use the word “lifestyle”? (see Wiki)

Setting aside the predatory purposes behind the term* or differences over its precise technical definition,  the word ‘lifestyle’ refers to ‘ways of living’. What makes your ways of living – your lifestyle – different from mine?  How much of the differences between your lifestyle and mine has been predetermined by genes?  What about what’s not determined by genes? What determined that? Our learning did.

This is another case for the value of expanding our generally shared meaning for the word learning. Experience the difference in these statements when we substitute the word ‘learning’ for ‘lifestyle’:

Over 90%  of heart attacks (myocardial infractions) can be attributed to learning.
There is an 82% correlation between learning and cancers.

*Not only are these learned lifestyles killing us,  they provide predatory organizations with the ‘targeting information’ they use to manipulate our buying behaviors  (also, see: ethics)

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