Just imagine a horse running a race… the blinkers are put on
The literary meaning of blinkers is “a pair of small leather screens attached to a horse’s bridle to prevent it seeing sideways and behind and being startled”.
The analogy cannot be better.
The moment someone is diagnosed with cancer, unsolicited advice pours in from all corners. Right from sugar free diet to herbals, nature cure, toxic effects of chemotherapy and stories of how their relatives had pain etc. There are very few encouraging voices. Sympathy can overpower you and you don’t need it.
I always advise the patients, ‘just imagine that you are running the most important race of your life’. Don’t lose hope. Don’t allow people to discourage you. In fact ask people to mind their business. You have to attend to the most important business – your health and your life. NO free advice please. If anyone still wants to offer advice send them to me , I will handle them.
Put on the blinkers, don’t look look sideways or behind and don’t be startled by all the noise. Just look at the finish line and run wth all your might
YOU HAVE TO RUN AND WIN !