2/3rds of America.
That is telling of what we have become.
A culture that has evolved into people who do not
go outside, do not move around much in the house,
do not enjoy playing actual basketball,
or any other real recreational sport, because the virtual
versions are so much more entertaining and much less work.
Seriously, how many people actually go outside with their kids anymore?
Go outside to shoot hoops, play catch, swim in the summer...
When is the last time most families built snowmen together, built snow forts,
and had a snowball fight?
Do kids even really know how to play a board game or anything that is not
connected to the Internet or the 55" LCD TV?
Most people can't even cook, because it is easier to buy the frozen restaurant dinners from
TGIF or the Frescetta pizza when one doesn't feel like struggling into the decent clothes
that are getting too tight, & trudging out to dinner with the family,
or standing up at a stove for more than the three microwave minutes...
It's not isolated to America... Europe has steadily shown a huge increase in obesity,
even in France, the land of tiny people.
When one does order food in a restaurant or buy prepacked food, it is always way too much
for a "regular" eater. Not a person who is trying to lose weight, a "regular" person...one who has not "evolved"
with the society into shoving way too much food down their throat at one sitting.
If you don't
partake of the supersize option or want all the extra things with a meal,
you are looked at as if you are crazy... If it's free, eat it!! If it is only 20 cents more, eat it!!
Obesity will be the number one killer in America within the next ten years.
While Pfizer and Corps all sit back and laugh at all the money they make off the
fat slobs and their obesity related conditions.
edit on 17-12-2010 by thegoodearth because: (no reason given)