William Wisher

“With modern Western medicine, the upside is you’re alive; but at the cost of being a slave forever.”

Modern medicine has allowed us to cheat death. Medical conditions that were once undoubtedly fatal can now be treated by taking medications for life. This is as the Greek myth of Sisyphus; the punishment for escaping death is a selfish, monotonous and frustrating life; a lifelong regime of daily pills, akin to rolling an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll back down every time it nears the top.