- Politics and Social Issues
I Have Questions: Why Do We Have To Eat Three Times A Day?
I have many questions, always. My thoughts fly, chasing patterns and the other day I came across a question which seemed rather simple, or unimportant: why do we eat three times a day?
After a couple of minutes of thinking, I realized that the answer was not all that simple. I thought about other species of animals, do they eat three times a day? I don’t think so. In nature, it seems to me that all other of our animal cousins eat when they are hungry, or when they find food I guess. We seem to eat when the clock tells us to …
I honestly thought about this for a few days now and I cannot come-up with any specific reason that ties the human species of animals to having three meals each day. I suppose someone invented this routine at some point in time and now most people (in the western world for the most part – because in Africa people aren’t guaranteed even one meal per day for example) think of it as normal or good. We have created our entire lives, more or less around these three meals a day. This routine seems pretty ridiculous to me.
Of course, this seems absurd to me because I do not hold such a routine: I eat when I am hungry for the most part. It does not matter if it is two in the afternoon or it is two in the morning – it makes no difference to me. I just listen to my body (when I am bright enough).
I remember being in France last summer and the people who I was staying with (extended family) dropped their jaws when they saw my sister and I eat breakfast. I really did not understand at first but they ultimately confessed that for breakfast they usually just have some juice, cereals with milk or some fruits … and that is about it. I of course looked at them oddly and continued eating my cheese, salami, fois-gras, etc. Sometimes I have soup for breakfast … it really depends how I feel – I do not have many routines when it comes to eating my food. And I always try to eat new things.
I think I started thinking about this when I was thinking about other things that people accept as truths when in reality, they are just phases and illusions (I am thinking of a fellow blogger here, Mr. Spirit Whisperer – he is a big fan of talking about illusions and I am thankful for the many conversations we have had on this topic). Another great example would be the “banksters” and their "bankster” system, through which they suck people dry of energy in order to fund their lavish life-styles.
Some people say that certain corporations are “too big to fail”. Whoever came-up with that one-liner was obviously a right-wing genius. It’s a great punch-line: catchy, short, straight-forward … too bad it holds no truth. It is just there to scare people into thinking that we need this crooked system which the “banksters” have created. It is so outrageous to think that the International Monetary Fund (a bunch of "banksters" gathered in in Brussels) dictates to people/countries how they should do things. Yet, that is the case. And it is the case because we have allowed it to be the case. A handful of people are trying to shape an entire world as they wish and through the corporate-controlled mass media, we are being told what to do in order to continue being a sheep.
“Banksters” are an untruth; they are not needed, especially as they exist today – just like one person does not need to have three meals a day. We have fallen into some addictions which have shaped our illusions in such a way that we are afraid to break them. Breaking our illusion is something good though; it will free us. Just like breaking-down greedy corporations and the system of “banksters”, will free people from their financial slavery. The choice is ours!
Note: The “bankster” term is not mine and I cannot take any credit for it. I first heard it from Max Keiser, on the Keiser Report. Here’s a sample if you have never seen this news show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgzOoiOpQaA&feature=relmfu