The paradox of owning a body is that we don’t appreciate the gift until… The cold, harsh reality is that our body does not take care of itself The paradox of owning a body is that we don’t appreciate what we have until time reminds us what we’ve lost. Who would ever want to stop being active? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.