Thursday, September 20, 2012
I'm just about finished reading "Fat Land" by Greg Critsen. Such a great book. It opened my eyes to things that I already basically knew, but just didn't want to admit or see. It made me think about our country, and how we so willingly became lazy. We don't want to be told that we need an hour a day to exercise, and so the government accommodates us and says, ok, clean your house three times a week, and that will work (ok, I am exaggerating just a bit here). And it's mostly the poor who have suffered.
They don't have the money, education, the doctors who care, ext,ext. Just look at fast food. It's aimed right at them. Value meals, you can supersize for hardly anything, $1 drinks of any size. Cheap, easy, and the kids love it. My own mother raised four children (plus all our friends) alone. Fast food was much easier then making dinner every night. Plus she worked two jobs, this saved her time as well.
If your looking for a good read, I highly recommend this book.
Fast food Nation is next.