We treat the symptom, not the disease.

via Daily Prompt: Symptom

We treat the symptom, not the disease. Headache, for instance is only a warning signal, just as the red traffic signal at a road junction. Headache means that something, somewhere is wrong in our system. But, we take an aspirin tablet to suppress the pain. Not only individuals, even the government resorts to the treatment of the symptoms and not the cause. If someone dies in a traffic accident, the government pays some compensation to the victim and allows the matter to rest at that. No investigation is done to find out the cause of the accident and the necessary steps to be taken to avoid such an accident in future. So, every year, accidents happen in the railways, roads, electrical infrastructure, water bodies, hospitals and innumerable other things. Let us address the cause, not the symptom.

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