The definition of a sick society is this: it is one that is so out of touch with nature that it abuses its gifts of food and drink.

It seems that for some people, no matter how much or how little they consume, their hunger and thirst can never be filled.

As we have lost touch with nature, we have lost touch with our selves, and have substituted emotional needs for actual, real, physical needs. Think of all the attention that obese and anorexic people get; that drunks get. This is a craving for love and affection, through the means of food and drink.

The warped nature of this is perhaps no surprise, seeing as we spend our lives in concrete slabs, divorced from the earth that feeds us.


I am a vegetarian, but I don’t think that there is anything wrong with eating meat. I just think that if you want to eat the animal then you should kill the animal. How else are you going to have any real respect for life and, for that matter, death, unless you engage fully in the process?

Be aware of where your food came from, and how it ended up as food. That is all.

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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