At the beginning of this young man’s nightmare, all his friends were calling to find out what actually happened. I guess this is human nature, being inquisitive. Soon they found out, even his childhood
friends dropped him like a hot potato. Not even a short letter to lift his spirits and acknowledge he had not been forgotten.
Those supposed friends even forgot to contact his mother once in awhile, knowing that the young man was the only source of income for the good lady. Only a simple telephone call would have encouraged his mother to continue fighting against her pain and suffering.
They all forgot to send him a card for Christmas, New Years or on his birthday. In my most humble opinion, it takes very little to show some solidarity, considering the point that in this era in which we are living, nobody is exempt from injustice. We never know when our time will come.
Muhammad Ali said: “If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
A true friend is not the one who is always ready to go party, have a good time and enjoy him or herself at the expense of the inviting person. A true friend is the one who is always ready to go to your side, hold your hand, give you total moral support and show real love at a time of need.
With friends like those — who forget you — who needs enemies?
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Some people call me nuts, others call me incompetent, and many others call me cynical, but I am going to continue saying that the cure for cancer has been discovered and covered up for the benefit of Big Pharma, oncologists, medical personnel, the American Cancer Society and many other County’s Cancer Societies in the nation profiting from the tremendous amount of money cancer treatments produce.
I am totally convinced that if many years ago they found the cure for tuberculosis and poliomyelitis, after so many years collecting money for research for the cure of cancer, there must be a genius doctor who had come up with the cure; but sad to say, if they come out with the fact of cure, many oncologists would be out of business, as well as all their personal assistants, nurses, donations to the cancer societies, and a great loss to Big Pharma.
There is no question about it as far as I’m concerned: when it comes to either making money or saving lives, nobody cares how many people die on a daily basis: The name of the game is simply MONEY.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.