Today I was an observer. An observer of people & things. Being an observer I see things that not everyone else notices.
I noticed a lot of people, laughing, talking, crying, drinking, dancing, running, singing and eating. A LOT of eating. I see this as an epidemic, our nation's debt goes sky high, while at the same time our nation's pant size becomes larger as the day carries on.
Now, this is a touchy subject for me... I like to eat food, but I hate being told that I'm 'too big' or 'too heavy', but I think this area touches home for nearly everyone. I'm not attacking anyone in this post, just to be clear. I'm merely observing.
I observed people eating fried foods out the wazoo, most of the time it was on a stick and deep fried and dropping grease. I saw little kids carrying a big bag of cotton candy in one hand and eating a giant ice cream cone from the other hand. I noticed parents giving into their child's plea of being 'so hungry', but not for actual food... For cookies, ice cream, and funnel cakes. Now, please don't misinterpret this - I too am guilty of eating too much 'Fair Food'. It smells great, it tastes pretty awesome, it's hard to resist. But maybe, we could do ourselves a favor and instead of bonding over a big bowl of ice cream or giant pile of grease, we could bond over a board game, sitting on a beach or walking through a park. Your stomach doesn't fix your problems, but talking through them and listening to advice and having friends does.
Another thing I observed were kids seeing everything so bright and pretty in their packages... And wanting everything. They'd go from one thing to the next saying "I want that!" "oh, no! I want THAT! It's SOOOO cool". And honestly, adults are even worse. What has society come too? From over eating to wanting everything we see, because 'maybe, someday, I might possibly use it'. We have turned into a poor people, people who lack contentment, and live for the next 'new' thing. What happened to being happy with what you have, and loving where you're at?
I don't know about you, but I hope that this will change.