Why are we intentionally, absolutely willingly killing ourselves and our children?

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    Why in the world do we abuse our bodies the way we do? We eat crap all day, smoke, drink, do not exercise, and even worse, teach the same terrible habits to our precious children? Before long we have terrible obesity related diseases, feel exhausted and lousy constantly, get lung cancer … you name it ….. diseases that are absolutely preventable just by really taking care of our bodies. Incredibly enough, many of us even know that we are in the high risk group because of our family history, high cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity and other health related issues. We are well aware that we should eat better and exercise but do we? No. Instead, we play Russian roulette with our lives by continuing to eat unhealthy foods & having crappy habits. Our stupid, lame excuse for not living healthier? We mean to improve our lifestyle but other things always come up. What other things can be more important than life itself, YOUR LIFE? What in the world is wrong with us? Are we just suicidal beings?

    It’s not even the imminent death that we all are so eager to hasten with our choices but rather the quality of life in general before it is our time to go. It doesn’t matter how wonderful of a family you have … the mansion you live in … a body riddled with diseases would have hard time enjoying all the blessings in life. Think of just this scenario: you have a poorly functioning heart because of narrowed arteries. Because of that your whole body ends up suffering - kidneys, liver, the sexual organs , you will feel loss of energy, your brain suffers because of lack of oxygen and proper nutritients to your body (how do you like starving your brain so that it cannot work at its maximum? ). How much can you enjoy your life?

    The worst offense is imposed on our children. Is it not absolutely irresponsible, maybe even criminal, that we let our chidren become obese to the point of endangering their health and mental wellbeing? Shame on us, REALLY shame on us.

    I have but one question - what’s your excuse for not really caring and taking care of the one and only thing that connects you to life, your body?
     
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    My parents were smart. I was on the swim team for 10 years. I don't exactly eat the best stuff, but I do exercise it all out, and I do try to watch my soda vs. milk and juice intake. However, even with all that, I've still had cancer.
     
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    Because it's fun? Why are "we" willing to live in a bubble, paralyzed by the unreal expectation of staving off death? That isn't living ... it's existing. And if mere existence is what it's all about, you can have it.

    I play hard as I can. If it costs me a few years of mortal existence, at least I can say it was a Hell of ride!
     
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    Because people are inherently dumb to a point. They would rather have something that tastes good now than live 10 extra years. And yes I am guilty of this too.

    On a side note though, isn't it interesting that most of these people who have problems with America not eating healthy and "killing ourselves" are among the same people who have no problem aborting children? I don't know how our original poster thinks on the matter. but I think its the trend.
     
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    Thanks. :laugh:
     
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    Right. I remember once some ad saying, "for the price of your morning coffee every day, you could have..."

    And then some response going, "And without that coffee, you'd have a lot of unhappy mornings."
     
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    I think I read it on the board before:

    Eat right, exercise daily, quit smoking, cut back on your drinking, get plenty of sleep...die anyways

    Or something to that effect.
     
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    You libs are turning to nihilism, now that society has rejected your socialism. Why not turn to god, and hope and a bright future on a shiny cloud?
     
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    This was my thoughts also. I just didn't quite know how to put it into these eloquent words.
     
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    I dub thee Sir Rtwng...Duke of Dyslexia!
     

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