Friday, July 01, 2005

Cause of obesity

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
- Charles Dudley Warner, editor and author (1829-1900)

The pace of life in western countries is notoriously fast. Advertisers tell us we must do many things (all of which cost money), so we work more and try to do it all for fear of missing out on something.

In the process, we take shortcuts, such as with preparation and eating of meals. Thus we miss two of the great pleasures of life, both of which are healthy. In so doing, we eat an extraordinary amount of chemicals and preservatives in our non home-prepared food, which results in obesity.

In turn, obseity creates the need for new pharmaceuticals, weight loss programs and exercise facilities.All because we believe advertisers who, it turns out, control the passage of our lives.

Advertisers teach children this way of life. If we do not teach children differently, they will follow the same course we have travelled, never understanding the peace, tranquility or beauty of simplicity. They will sell their souls for thrills.

A TIA program would prevent this mind-bending of our children.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems' is available for order from book stores or online book sellers now.
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