Our society has gone mad with all the rules. We have it too good as humans, our race now lives longer, is more powerful, we have a level of comfort we have never experienced before. Humanity is on a trend upward and we are becoming more and more evolved as a species. So what do we do? Of course, we start finding problems, we start inventing issues, just because we are used to something being wrong with us, we feel that if we don’t criticize, we are not human and we are not self-aware.
And this is why we are flooded today with warnings and with shouting and with advices. Eat vegan, eat paleo, eat raw, eat like our ancestors, low carb diets, high carb diets… Stop drinking, stop smoking, stop eating sugar, stop eating salt, stop eating fat, stop eating too much fruits and so on and so forth… Nothing is ever ok, because if we accept that we are ok, we have to focus on actually living our lives. People like to complain so much they would be empty without doing it, so that is why we always have to do something different.
Well, I’m here to tell you that no, you don’t have to do anything different, because there is nothing wrong with you. You are the only one that gets to decide how you want to look or how much you are willing to sacrifice in order to be healthy. It’s a trade off, and although a lot of preaching morons want to make you believe otherwise, you are the only one that can decide what and how much to trade.
Health is important, the way you look is important, being popular is important, but the importance an individual places on those things is of his own choosing. If I want to smoke and drink I may be less healthy then you, but it is my choice, and nobody has the right to get outraged by it. It’s the same when it comes to eating. If I want to go to McDonald’s every day and eat until I puke, I am free to do that. Understand that there is no absolute standard for happiness and stop being so damn preachy every single time you feel people are wasting their lives away.
Nobody is responsible for your life except yourself. So, the next time somebody comes up to you and tells you that you shouldn’t eat that cookie because sugar is bad, smack him over the head and tell him to fucking mind his own business. There is no one right way to live, there no one right way to eat and there is no one right way to look. We can all make our own choices and we can all live with the consequences.
Because yes, there will be consequences. Don’t get me wrong, I told you over a couple of paragraphs that you have to be yourself and do whatever you want, and that is true, but you also have to face up to the consequences of your actions. If you want absolute freedom, you also have to have absolute responsibility. One can’t exist in the absence of the other. If you are the only one that decides what happens with your body, you are also the only one that is responsible for the outcome.
So stop complaining that you are fat if you eat hamburgers all day, stop complaining that nobody wants to fuck you if you look like a barn. Again, nobody is forcing you to do anything, so it is up to you to choose what is more important. You want to eat chocolate all day and it makes you happy, go for it. But understand you are giving up other things in order to indulge. Again, if you want to be attractive and on the cover of magazines, you have to make sacrifices in other areas. Negotiation is key here, as it is in every other aspect of our lives. Choose wisely and never regret your decisions. The world is your oyster, so be free, be free, and eat, drink and fuck whatever you want…