Is it worth the effort and energy to plan events, strategically educate, and make resources available? After all, no one is willing. This statement irked me to the very core. I have always been one who believed our efforts were worth it if even one was reached. Our time is never wasted even if we only help one person to change. The problem is, at least one person has to want to change, and the workers have to be willing.
Reality hits hard when we see the over sensitive response to the question of our health and the habits that promote it or deter it. Often our best efforts are met with stern resistance, but does that me we never try? After all, we are responsible for the knowledge and resources we are blessed with- and they have a choice.
In the end no answer has been found. Meetings are held, opportunities exist, and resistance does happen. No resolution to the question comes. We leave and go our separate ways unsure what the next meeting will hold, or even if this meeting was truly productive. The struggle continues and most likely will remain. Once home I find myself in the detox position- flat out on the floor frustrated and saddened by the whole mess.
So I pose this question to you...in the issue of health/fitness education regarding all ages, ethnicity and socioeconomic status..is it worth it?