For the majority of people, it’s hard to fathom why big corporations, the medical industry, junk food restaurants, and even some schools would want to keep people overweight and unhealthy. For this very reason, they continue to trust them and put their children’s lives and wellfare in the hands of others.
This is the most deadly decision one could make. Yet it is the most popular.
It all boils down to us being used to not questioning things very well. Why should we? We have to worry about work and paying the bills, we have enough on our plates. We want to be able to trust others. We have to, don’t we? I mean we can’t do it all on our own.
No we can’t, and yet we must. We absolutely must.
Companies have taken advantage of people being willing to not question the quality of their products or services enough to do anything about it. They know that despite their food being incredibly unhealthy and causing disease and death that because we all have limited time (in modern society) that we just…don’t have time. Time is the issue. We are so busy, we have no time.
Whereas before people generally worked from home ( as artisans or some kind of trade) or out of a family store or business, now both mom and dad are out at work, leaving limited time for child rearing. Kids are put into schools, and they have no time to question what they eat or learn, so both get taken advantage of, and thus bad food is served and altered information can be taught.
All in all we’re just another brick in the wall.…
Well NO we aren’t and we need to stop acting like we are. Because of our not having time, entire industries have taken advantage in us. We don’t have time to question what’s in our plate and what’s in our children’s vaccines, so how do we combat this? We free up our time and awareness.
Doing this is like undoing decades of bad habits, with us being used to trusting authorities, and the transition is not easy. But if we make an effort and get our minds in this habit, we can do it, and we must.
The first step to take is to look at where your attention is most: on work, on social life, on commuting or problems, etc and to address how to free up our attention from these subjects onto our health and wellbeing. If you hate your job, and it consumes a lot of your time and attention, consider maybe working for yourself online or starting your own business. Some great resources for that is the book 100 Dollar Startup as well as Laptop Millionaire and the sites such as The Art Of Nonconformity Or it could be working less, maybe part time.
Next is to determine why you are making poor eating habits. Is it because of the lack of time issue or something else? Do you have cravings? My wife determined for her that she never learned to cook. She happens to be a great cook, but she never learned any of what she knows and her recipe list is limited. It made her want to go out to eat because it seemed easier.
No matter what actions you need to do to change your eating habits, first begin by inquiring into what is taking up your attention and time. That is always the first step.
About Holistic Dad
Billy Bradley is a Wellness Coach and holistic living advocate, as well as an actor and an attachment parenting dad. He has travelled throughout Asia and Europe learning about nutrition, natural cuisine, and leading a healthy lifestyle. For Coaching and Speaking inquiries, contact him at email@example.com