When we know better, we do better, right? Yea. Not really.
I actually go to counseling for this (among other great reasons). I ask my counselor, "why do people go for the bag of potato chips when they KNOW they are an unhealthy food for them!?" THIS is what I seek to learn, both for my own issues as well as my customers. THIS is my question about the human brain, addictions, cheating, lying, stealing, purging, binge-ing. Why do we hurt ourselves when we know better?
He answered me in two ways. Both of which I already knew. And this brought me to the place I also already knew, our work is done inwardly for the most part. WE have to guide ourselves to our right way of thinking, being and doing. But he said, "well one, it is learned behavior, Mom did it, Dad it, Grandpa did it, neighbor does it, we all eat potato chips, so I just do too." He also explained to me that the reason we make poor choices (when we know better) is because something or someone told us when we were very young that we weren't good enough (in some way), so I may as well eat this damn chip, because I am not worth eating right for any darn way. Now those options mainly go for the people who know better, but are too stuck in an ingrained mindset to do otherwise or do better. But more on this piece later.
For now, I mainly want to stress educating ourselves and voting with dollars. Don't eat high fructose corn syrup. Don't eat Monosodium Glutimate. Don't eat GMO's. Don't eat things with more than four ingredients listed on the nutrition label. Don't eat things made in a lab. Why? Educate yourselves with WHY. That is what I work at doing each and every day, educating my friends, family and clients on why I believe these things are killing us.
Then it all becomes a little bit easier to DO BETTER once we know more.
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