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ignorance, incompetence, indifference

25 Jan


I have often said poverty is the result of ignorance. and have stopped at that.

But reading this article,


It would seem most things in life is caused by ignorance, incompetence and indifference.

Take obesity for eg. It is not because u are poor that u are fat.
In the past, we can tell someone is poor by seeing how thin they look.

But now, it seems you can tell how poor they are by how fat they are.

The rich knows that fat is bad for their health, so they stay thin, or try to, even though being rich they can eat as much as they like.

Whilst what has changed to make poor people fat? It seems Nixon is at fault. He tried to do good by making the manufacturers reduce fat in their products, but as a unintended consequence of this, the food tasted awful without the fat, so they add suger to it… that made it tastier.

And so we get our present situation with processed foods… full of suger.

And that seems to play havoc with our insulin levels, which makes us store fat. The body can make fat out of carbohydrates and store it, so even if u stop eating fatty food, u can still be fat just by eating a lot of carbohydrates, like potatoes.

So ignorance is the main factor here.

What about competence, well u can know all the facts about food, but if u don’t know how to cook, u will still end up buying ready made foods as your own cookng is inedible.

What about indifference, well u might know all about it, and are a competent cook, but if u are too lazy to bother, and are indifferent whether u get fat, your knowledge and your competence wont make u avoid being fat, or poor for that matter.

All these factors can be applied to making u poor or rich.

Firstly, lack of knowledge, ignorance; u don’t know how to be rich. You lack knowledge how to make wealth.

Then even if u do know, u lack competence on how to bring it about.

So u get people starting a business and failing because they just lack competence at running a business.

Finally, indifference; u may like being rich, but u don’t really want to work at it…. You are too lazy to do anything about it. You may like and say u like being rich, but deep down u are really not that bothered about it to do something about it.

Finally, u might really be indifferent about wealth… u just don’t care to be rich. U might say, don’t be silly, everyone wants to be rich. And even those who say they don’t want to be rich, secretly wish to be.

I can tell u , there are plenty of people who have no desire to be rich. By that I mean having so much money all their needs and desires are taken care of, and still have too much money left over.

There are plenty of us who don’t care for that at all.Tthere are lots of things that a lot of people dont want. being famous is another example, u might think everyone wants to be famous, but dont u believe it.

The really clever people are those who are rich without being famous. That way no one knows and they dont get hassled whenever they go out, and no one tries to kidnap them or their loved ones. 




suger and obesity

4 Jan


Read this article in the guardian about suger being the cause of obesity. 
It works like this. The suger raises blood levels which raises insulin levels and the insulin deactivates the leptin hormone, which is released by fat cells when they are full to tell the body to stop storing fat. 
Whatever the mechanism, it seems suger is the culprit.

And suger is everywhere hidden in processed foods. That is why people advise u not to eat too much of those processed foods.

It cited an eg, asking how much suger do u think in those bottles of flavoured water that they sell instead of just plain water. 
They are delicious to drink, even for me, which makes me suspect them. Haha.

They have the flavour of whatever fruit is on the label, most probably chemically induced because we all know how clever they are at mimicking flavours with laboratory made chemicals, but it seems they have a lot of suger in them as well.

And all those low fat foods sold in ready made meals, or yoghurt or whatever, it seems removing the fat makes it tastes awful so they compensate by using lots of suger in the form of corn suger.

So the article argues that obese people are not to blame. By eating all those processed foods, drinking soda, etc, they don’t realise they are eating a lot of suger . Their high suger intake makes them fat, and makes them gluttonous. And they don’t realise they are eating so much suger.


I think I had suspected long ago that a lot of processed foods have suger in it, and that suger is not good for you. That is why I stopped adding suger to my foods or drink. And stopped eating processed meals, or pizza, or cakes, or cereals. I don’t have desserts.

Fortunately, it is not a Chinese custom to have a sweet dessert after a meal. nor to have a starter for that matter.

We just put all the dishes on the table and eat. It stops us overeating, because if u have food coming one after the other as courses, u tend to eat more.

Whereas once you have all the food in front of you, and u soon eat your fill, the dishes all get emptied and that automatically means u stop eating.

Most people dont ask the hostess to refill the empty dishes and bring in more food. once the initial hunger is appeased most of us will have enough.  Haha.

It is no hardship not to eat those sweet things, though many of u reading this must be thinking, what a sad life to deprive yourself of all those goodies. Haha.

Well, it is easy to stop eating those things because I have not made myself crave them. It is all in the mind. I just made up my mind that I don’t like sweet things. And as a child I have never been given sweets as a treat so never get to believe that sweets are a treat. Something that parents should refrain from if they don’t want their children to develop a sweet tooth.