Avoidance and the food factor

Friday, March 09, 2012

Food is an extreme way to avoid living. I doubt that hunters and gatherers ever used food to avoid living.
Only when food is readily accessible in excess would humans be wasteful with a resource that is required for staying alive. We've all read stories about people who were stranded in the wilderness, or lived during wartime, who rationed their meager food. They made it last by measuring it into small portions. They knew their lives depended on conserving the limited amount of food.

I'm thinking about taking up knitting. I've never been good at it, but it's time for another attempt. When I'm tired, bored, stressed or simply don't want to push myself, I'll knit. I'll knit with emphasis on the process, not on a product.

You get the joke, right?

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    There are process knitters and there are product knitters. If you are consistent with your knitting, you will have a very special product at the end of the process. Knitting is a good stress management tool.
    Have fun!
    2265 days ago
    I cook almost all of our food so avoidance is rarely an option, loving to cook is an enjoyment to me.
    I think the availability of ready made food so accessible is the undoing BUT that said for too many people lack of time is the obstacle and i have noticed many young people never cook.
    The Earl of Sandwich putting his meal in between pieces of bread did not do us any favours that is for sure. Many cultures in the World do not use bread the way we use it. These days we ask for no bread or popcorn with our meals, it just promotes this eat it because it is there. I hear people say they are starving but patience seems to have gone away. It has to be fast and if it is not, just start eating this to satisfy the hunger.
    You are so correct we are a very far cry from the hunter gatherers. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon I hope your music is going well.
    2266 days ago
    I don't knit but use the avoidance factor too and it works when I use it. LOL.
    2266 days ago
    emoticon Very good for you to take up a hobby at times when you're stressed, etc. I do know for a fact that when I was making an embroidery piece for our daughter's wedding, I had lost 12# in the 3 months prior to her wedding and I could hardly believe it! It must have been because I was so busy to think of anything much else to get it done, that I didn't think of all the extra snacking! I wasn't even trying and that's what started me going down. emoticon Good luck to you! emoticon
    2266 days ago
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