What happened to our culture? What happened to being human? The robots have taken over. Look around you. What productive activity is being done, anywhere? I’m sorry. I take that back. We already live in the most “productive” society ever to exist. What useful activity is being done, anywhere?
Do you see the insanity? Do you see the disconnect? People trapped in gyms, running on treadmills. Counting their steps. Their grams of fat. Kashi GoLean, Skinny Cow, Fage 0. Are these even real foods? Have you ever met a farmer?
Meanwhile, a world away, children in Ghana burn electronic waste for precious metals without any environmental protection and native landscapes are torn up for frac sand and tar sand mines. For what? For more treadmills? I don’t get it. I don’t get any of it. There’s something deeply wrong with our culture. With Western culture. With civilization.
There are so many things I want to touch in, want to get into. I don’t know where to begin. What would real health look like? Strong communities. Purposeful lives. Fresh, rich soils. Clean air. Shared meals. Love. Support. It’s a world far away from the laboratory.
What we have instead are things that come out of laboratories and are supported by laboratories: 100 calories, 10,000 steps, BMI, butter substitute. These have nothing to do with health. Keep counting.
So we have these studies. Proven efficacy. Blue zones. The Ornish Program. What do they have? Social networks. Love and support. What else? A vegetarian agenda. Are these factors separated? The variables isolated? No. I guess I’m a nerd. I just notice these things. Can’t help it. Doesn’t matter that Denise Minger crushed T. Colin Campbell on the science. On the pure argument based off of Campbell’s own research. He doesn’t need to respond. He’s establishment. She’s Liberal Arts.
We know where we’re getting. All of us. We know what it’s supposed to be like. Our intuition is leading us there. Here’s the thing. All that counting. All that telling people what to eat. The weigh-ins. Everything. All of it’s missing the point. There’s only one assessment you need to know. Just ask yourself the question: “What’s motivating this action?”
Is it a sense of fear and poverty? Is it a “have to”? If I do this, then I will have this. Or is it a sense of generosity and surplus? Think of Julia Childs. “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream!” Here’s a person that loved food. Generosity. Surplus.
0%. 100 calories. Only one slice of cake. That’s poverty. That’s fear. That’s what you’re communicating to your body when you give these things validity. That’s what will take effect. The calories are beside the point. You’re changing the context, and that’s the problem.