“The press unwittingly sends forth many sorrows and diseases among the human family. It does this by giving names to diseases and by printing long descriptions which mirror images of disease distinctly in thought. A new name for an ailment affects people like a Parisian name for a novel garment. Every one hastens to get it.”
With the phrase, “Every one hastens to get it,” I do not believe Eddy meant that most people purposely hasten to catch a disease. However, I think she did mean that many people soak in the latest news about disease with gusto, not realizing that to fill one’s mind up with details of disease is to open one’s experience to catching it, since thought governs the body.
Just as the press unwittingly sends forth its reports of disease with graphic details, readers unwittingly soak those details in not realizing the baneful effect of harboring images of disease in consciousness.
So, be wise! Just because something is reported, doesn’t mean you have to let it become recorded in your experience. Keep your consciousness disease-free and health filled. Know the allness and goodness of God! It’s the happier and safer way to live.