The Fittest Survive To The End

The Fittest Survive To The End!

By Roald Michel

Invading cancer cell
Invading cancer cell

There was this tiny, beautiful, and lovely cancer cell. Having passed the early stages of childhood, its cancerous parents sent the little one to cancer school to be taught the facts of cancer life. It read Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” from A to Z and back. After graduation it passionately went out into the world, joyfully participating in the survival of the fittest contest.

One day it found an extremely healthy human, full of life and on the road to complete happiness. Cancer cell thought: “Hey, what a nice body to do some wrestling with”. And so it nestled itself comfortably in the human’s liver. And it grew, and grew, and grew some more, battling its competitors, taking over their businesses, and establishing a cancer holding. The day came that cancer cell needed to expand its routine beyond the liver world, and so it went out into the body of the human and invaded the left lung of it, ruthlessly competing with the other cells over there. Having sublime strategic management skills it prospered, and prospered, and prospered some more. It must be admitted, by this time, the revenues and profits were immense. The liver-lung merger paid off beyond the wildest expectations of the cancer board.

cancer cell spreading to a smoker's lung
cancer cell spreading to a smoker’s lung

Addicted to success, awards, greed, and never ending exploitation of other cells though, it had, in the spirit of its master, to compete some more, and more, and after that, even more. And so a cancer empire became a reality, reigning supreme over the (not so healthy anymore) human body. The struggle was over. The fittest survived. Then the body died. And so did the cancer cell and its empire.

The End

Owner/Director, Profar Consultancy NV. Mainly busy with making people to own their life, actions, and thoughts (again).
Owner/Director, Profar Consultancy NV. Mainly busy with making people to own their life, actions, and thoughts (again).

Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

5 thoughts on “The Fittest Survive To The End

  1. Every creature survives till the end. Your books have been on the way for a few days. No doubt the volume of mail is much greater now and I sent them book rate figuring there would be no difference in fact.

    Namaste, looking forward to learning more about your maladies and hoping you are recovering surprisingly well.

  2. Maybe the fittest survive to the end, but it will be the ones who cooperate and share who will live forever. To hell with competiton. To hell with social Darwinism!

    1. As Bill said, “Every creature survives till the end.”

      The cancers cells did pretty well for a while. Apparently, the cancer cells fell prey to the invasion by humanities’ greed which ironically killed them in the end… 🙂

      1. Apparently you chose to stay within the paradigm that cause cancer cells to flourish in the first place, while I sent that one to the garbage bin already a long time ago.

        Yeah, old habits and convictions die hard.

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