“Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.” – Socrates
I had dinner in the local hospital cafeteria last evening and couldn’t help but notice how incredibly ill everyone looked at the tables around me…and these were the “healthy” visitors and staff! It seems to me that we as a people in the United States have largely lost our sense of worth and our personal dietary choices, generally speaking, reflect that fact.
We take pride in the fact that as Secretary of State John Kerry put it in Germany yesterday: “…In America you have right to be stupid, if you want to be.” We know that bad food choices make for higher medical bills and lower quality of life but we continue stuffing our faces with calorie-dense foods while becoming more and more sedentary as a nation. It’s a one-two punch from which few people recover.
My assumption is that you, my dear readers, listen to me blabbing on about things from day to day because you care to make a difference, you believe that you have something to offer to this world and you realize that you can do something about it. And whether or not you believe that fully for yourself, I, my friends, believe it for you. I believe in you. I know you can do it. You are good enough, strong enough, wise enough and now is the right time to see that you need not waste your life being ruled by your cravings. You can start to take charge – and eat and drink to live!