Please explain this to me. Why does food have to taste delicious? Hippocrates said let food be your medicine & medicine be your food. As far as I know, medicine doesn’t have to taste nice. I eat mainly raw vegetables. It doesn’t taste especially wonderful, I suppose. But then does anything? What is the meaning of taste anyway? It can simply mean that the item in question has much sugar or chemicals therein.
We are alive, it can be said, for many reasons. But mainly we are alive to achieve some peace of mind. That is all. To retain our sanity. To treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves. To avoid too many periods of extreme unhappiness; generally we are on this earth to try to get by. On the whole people are told they should strive, achieve their potential & other such nonsense. It has been said & written about that we go through lots of phases of life. This may be true in the prosperous West. It isn’t true in the majority of the World where poverty is more than just endemic. It is the order of the day that people’s lives are nasty short & brutish.
Diet plays a huge, possibly the most crucial part in the health & happiness of people. Diseases including depression can often be cured or prevented by diet. Bad diet causes bad health both physical & mental, if that is, there is a difference.
To me, there is good health & there is bad health. I don’t really understand health & illness. I will when I become ill & die. Life hangs on a thread as they say.
But in the meantime, I shall enjoy good health & continue to enjoy much that I would not enjoy if I had some horrible disease.