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By Daniel Wilcock

Yesterday I got dental fillings for the first time. Two tiny cavities. It made me realize that human beings are lucky that health and wealth are, for the most part, unlike dental care.

Sure, there are similarities. Brushing and flossing, working out and achieving financial goals all take discipline. The big difference: dental decay cannot be reversed. Health and wealth deficits usually can.

There are exceptions to this, of course (incurable disease, etc), but for the most part humans enjoy a striking plasticity of wellness.

I only wish my poor teeth did too. Guess I’ll just have to brush and floss more often.

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