In this bizarre narcicistic egocentric society of ours, where everyone is told from early childhood to waste an inordinate amout of time worrying about their feelings, perhaps some better advice is to dispense with the navel-gazing.
I also have to wonder why any entity, like this site, for example, supposedly committed to helping people live healthier lives would add fuel to the fire of shirking personal responsibility. It's much easier to say, "Oh, I'm an EMOTIONAL eater! I eat because FEELINGS!" rather than owning up to the fact that you eat too much because a) there's too much food lying around, and b) you lack the self-control not to buy it/eat it.
I'm successful when I am honest about why I eat: it's pleasurable. When I overeat it's a flaw in my character; I have not adequately mortified the flesh.
Whether this mortification is approached from the spiritual angle, or simply as a matter of common sense, controlling one's baser insticts is an end to which anyone who seeks to attain any kind of sense much strive.
- 6/2/2014 8:53:38 AM