Why not find out what awareness IS, look into the truth of life, rather than the endless ramifications of this dream*? The ramifications (of disease, etc.) are always 'out there.' They don't strike the immediacy of presence.
Clearly, that does not interfere with the freedom to explore the ramifications to one's heart's content. However, there comes a time when the sphere of human argument is relinquished and there is sensitive exploration without regard to stories.
*[=e.g., the world, our life, as we know it]