Heart attack

I just finished reading "Life after a heart attack" in the November issue. I know it was to be considered humorous, and parts were funny, but it exemplified what is happening to our society.

It might have been his heart attack, but many grains of sand affect the tide. Did his wife and family sit outside the operating room while he was being operated on? Who took care of him when he returned home? How many people lost hours of sleep worried about him, or lost hours at work, affecting others at the workplace?

Let's take some responsibility for our own health and try to eat properly and do some exercise. Everything we do affects something or someone else. A look at our healthcare system will tell you that. We are in this society to show compassion to others as well as to ourselves. Let's not be selfish. It isn't all about you.

Jane Guest

Newark