Collective Mental Constipation and Just Fed Up!

I am so tired of hearing and reading about the following:

1. Collective constipation of the mind and body. It seems that there are more and more individuals who cannot seem to think beyond their constipated beliefs and so they embark on force to get their way.  Using mental pugilism as a way to coerce  others who do not think act or believe the same way as they do never works in the long run. Unfortunately they do not seem to realize that an evolved society is infused with a variety of interesting people of varying ideologies. The physical manifestations of constipation have become a billion dollar business. Magazines and TV ads are rank with products that allude to the need to cleanse the colon in order to feel less bloated and miserable. No matter that physicians have said over and over that a healthy diet should include fiber which is found in many fruits and vegetables which takes care of the problem in a natural way. That makes sense which will never take over the nonsense that we are fed by the ad gurus so they can continue to fuel their bank accounts and placate their clients. I would like to do a research project which would attest to the fact that the above is tied together. I think if you open your mind to new ways of thinking, your bowel problems will fade.

2. Stores giving me reward cards that will give me discounts for future products. The only reward I want is being able to buy something at a fair price that will not leave me feeling gauged. Also stop making commercials with actors that tell us that the store they represent is there “just for us”. Let’s face it you’re in business to make money. If you were there just for me then why aren’t you doing my errands?

3. Political ads that run day and night and news anchors and their cohorts that interview not only the potential candidate but the people who deliver their oil, their dentists and their children’s Pediatricians. Let’s cut to the chase. How about a six month campaign with six debates. Tell us what you’re going to do, how you’re going to do it and when. Never mind what the other’s haven’t done. It’s irrelevant since most of us already have this information. Negative ads are simply reflective of a group of adolescents ragging on each other.

This is Loretta LaRoche and I approve of these messages!

Parades of Information and Misinformation!

I just finished reading yet another article about foods to stay away from. The parade of information or misinformation is practically a daily event. At this point in time it’s clear to me that I should be dead, and those that came before me, i.e., my mother, grandmother, grandfather, and great grandmother should have died long before their time. They ate cheese daily, drank lots of wine, had sausage at least once a week and or meatballs, and heavy doses of spaghetti. Their diet also included lots of veggies and fruits, which might have helped cancel out the aforementioned foods, many of which are considered to be unfit for human consumption. They all lived into their nineties or beyond despite their dietary choices. We could use the excuse that the food they ate was less contaminated, but I recall going with my grandmother to buy a chicken from a woman who raised them and I was scared out of my mind. I felt as if I had entered “hell for hens”! I did not see one sanitary measure in place. In fact I doubt that the owner bathed but once a year, if that. She resembled one of the witches in Macbeth with her long scraggly hair and missing teeth. I doubt if any government official had ever seen the inside of her establishment. If they had they would have put her and her chickens on a list for the ten most wanted food terrorists. In fact I would have to say that almost every store we went into lacked any regulatory process. In spite of it all most individuals I grew up with thrived. I don’t remember any discussions during dinner about how we shouldn’t be eating certain foods, nor did I hear whether they were going to extend life, repair cells, improve hearing or give us laser vision. I do remember having a lot of fun talking about crazy relatives or neighbors, who stopped by often, and feeling incredibly blessed to be eating my grandmothers cooking. You see in “those days” families lived together whether you liked it or not. I think it’s great to have progressed to a place where we are able to have more information about what we eat and how it effects us. However, what we all need more of is taking the time to eat and to enjoy what we’re eating. It’s also much more fun and a lot healthier to share our food with those we care about.  It might just be that sausage, meatballs and cheese are not what’s killing us, but the fact that we text and e-mail while we’re eating them.