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No, I am not letting the food industry off the hook.
Or the governments with their insane food subsidy programmes.
But I’m certainly not blaming the escalator companies.
However, when we allow ourselves to believe we’re entitled to a life of utter convenience and comfort, it’s not that surprising that we have ended up in a situation where the declining standard of health is one of the biggest dangers facing our future.
Just like I said a while back that it’s not google making us stupid, it’s us making us stupid … the same goes for our obesity epidemic.
It might be nice to shift all the blame on to someone else.
It might be easy to say we’re just a pawn in big business’ evil game.
But rarely does something happen unless you want it to and taking notice when something terrible happens – whether to you or someone else – is a dangerous game to play.
As I said, I know there are external factors that influence our choices – and I absolutely appreciate there are socio-economic situations and conditions that impact many people’s lives – however I believe obesity is as much an attitude problem as it is a bad food problem so next time you see an escalator, take the stairs.
Oh, and before anyone says it, I know I am the last person on the planet who has the right to say this with a straight face … but nothing, not even seeing your 36 year old mate almost die a few weeks ago from a torn aorta, aneurysm and mini-strokes, changes your perspective like the impending birth of your first child.
Hell, the kid isn’t even born and he/she is changing my life … I’m doomed!
But not as much as them. Boom Tish.
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