Shalom Lamm recognizes that there are few things as important as one’s health, and yet there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on this important subject and topic. There are others that may not feel differently – but for a variety of different reasons, refuse to passionately advocate for a movement that seeks to value and appreciate health.
Other entrepreneurs like Ken Kurson believe that these issues do indeed need to be discussed in a diligent manner, that sparks a necessary conversation that has been a long time coming. These issues are vast and they don’t remain within the confines of one industry in particular. Instead, they permeate the confines and spread like a virus of a certain nature, by instead infecting the public discourse or lack thereof.
Health needs to be viewed as an irreplaceable commodity which is far more important than anything materialistic; or that money or any financial amount could possibly buy. So that people understand that, there needs to be a shared view of these issues in their totality, and in the aggregate. Business development and endeavors are important. Indeed, we all need to live in economic conditions that allow for opportunity in the way of upward mobility for our fellow citizens. But at what cost?
The real estate industry in which Shalom Lamm has worked and served as a leader for many years, has been an industry that has traditionally viewed its investment opportunities as imbued with values and factors tangentially related to health. For instance, when designing certain developments or areas that might prove to be fruitful for residential purposes or even commercial purposes, clutter or the risk of overpopulating an area can be a very important variable to consider.
Worthy of consideration are other health issues, that should transcend whatever financial opportunity investors and businessmen and businesswomen alike might encounter. This is ultimately the philosophical end of the conversation that needs to be had.
In the media industry, those like Ken Kurson have had a keen understanding of the value of health and the need to share that value with consumers. Ultimately, information can be so incredibly valuable and is of course worthy of perusal and review. But the public accesses information in a myriad of different ways – so how can the media industry pick-up?
After all, there needs to be public and private sector collaboration and partnership revolving around these issues of health and wellness. If the public sector and our government are not to be involved in issues of life and death, then what are they meant to be there for? Ultimately, the government and agencies in the federal government need to step-in to play a role in this important conversation.
That’s the only way the issues will be taken seriously. After all, in the Health and Human Services department and other government agencies there are matters that are taken with a great deal of gravitas – and justifiably so. As we look back and reflect on the ways that the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way in which we live, it’s also time for us to look back and analyze how wrong many of us have been in terms of neglecting health and wellness concerns in favor of other issues and pursuits.
We owe it to our children and to our grandchildren to never capitulate and to ensure that there is an effort at mass education of the values and importance of health issues. Not only physical health. But also a greater enlightenment of the value of emotional and mental health. In the absence of this, we are all going to be in a backward-like position with few options at our disposal.