When Dwight David Eisenhower was commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, he was impressed with the German Autobahn — so impressed in fact that he envisioned an efficient highway system crossing the USA. We certainly have such a system in place, whether we have Ike to thank for it or industries that insisted on efficient arterial passages for trucking goods.
Engineers planned a network of highways well marked to take travelers in the any direction. Highways with even numbers go east and west in our star spangled country from ocean to ocean. Odd numbered highways go north and south between friendly neighbors, Canada on the north to Mexico and the gulf on the south. Look at it as a giant pattern like tick tack toe. Smaller and narrower streets and driveways branch off to become the final destination of millions daily. My home. My business. My services. I pay taxes to make roads and keep them passable.
Look at a highway map and see how the roads cover every nook and cranny. So it is with the human circulatory system. Blood goes from arteries to minor veins and from there to capillaries where food moves to keep the body healthy. Quite a neat organization, don’t you think?
Yeah, right. The problem is that no outside force overlooks the system. Upkeep is the responsibility of each individual. Tough job, actually; to exercise and keep the blood moving; to eat and keep the blood nutritious; to rest and keep the body calm and productive.
People die unnecessarily young when those tiny back roads are neglected, get clogged with potholes and weeds and yellow bricks and all that stuff way out west in Kansas.