I don’t know about other countries, but here in Australia they keep showing these ads claiming that our ancestors evolved because they ate meat and that we should eat meat at least 3 times a week. This is extremely misleading and by all means false. So here are the real facts:
-Vegetarians look forward to ten extra years of disease free living than meat eaters and are 39% less likely to die of heart disease.
- Dr Collin, chairman of the World Cancer Research Fund believes that ‘the vast majority, perhaps 80 to 90% of all cancers, cardiovascular disease and other forms of degenerative illness can be prevented, at least untill very old age, simple by adoptting a plant-based died’.
-What about our ancestors, didnt they eat meat? the answer is yes, we did evolve as omnivores, but the problem is that meat eaters tend to eat more meat in a week than our ancestors did in a many months. It comprised a very small part of their diet. In fact humans don’t have the digestive enzymes to breakdown raw meat like carnivores do, the only way we can eat it is by processing it before we eat it (ie. cook it).
-Most meat eaters eat too much protein. According to the World Health Organization, we need around 35g of protein a day, but the average meat-eating woman eats around 65g and the average man, 90g.
-It’s a myth that meat is the best source of protein- it’s also found in some surprising foods, like brown rice for instance.
Try this for a healthy source of protein: Add some mixed cooked beans to cooked brown rice and sprinkle with a few drops of sesame oil to taste. Garnish with fresh coriander and enjoy :)
"it always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore" -Albert Einstein.
Immortality has always been seen as a gift and equally a curse. It is a gift because it almost frees us from the cycle of life and death, not having to worry about time passing. You would have all the time in the world to do absolutely everything you ever wanted and learn about every known detail written on the sands of humanity…Though equally a curse because a life that is immortal, loses its purpose, its meaning…everything eventually becomes repetitive, with no drive to create…and you are condemned to watch all your loved ones pass away before you, unless they too are immortal.
Still, do we have an underlying instinct to search for immortality? When we are alive and well, we don’t think of death, we don’t really associate it with ourself. Is it because underneath our consciousness, we have an underlying belief that we will find immortality? Perhaps it is through children that we do. Do we procreate because it is animal instinct to do so, to spread our genes as far as we can…or is it because through our children, we pass on our blood, and through them we can achieve a sense of immortality? still…what if you can’t have children….what then?
The fact is, we do all want to leave our mark in the world, it gives us a sense of achievement…after all, what would have been the point of our life if we merely passed on and eventually forgotten as if we never existed?
Is immortality such an impossible feat that is only bested upon the gods feeding on the fruit of ever lasting life? Not at all…If technology keeps developing at the rate it has been, unhindered by any major catastrophes, eventually we will discover Ambrosia. Technology will eventually allow us to detect genes that control aging and alter it to create immortal human, it is not fiction, it is the reality we face. Is such a feat so far away? again the answer is no…In truth our ancestors may already have been familiar with immortality.
Legends such as that of Methuselah who is said to have hit 969, Jared to 962 and Noah over 500 years…While alchemists speak of the elixir of life that granted eternal life or eternal youth and legends that speak of certain alchemists who have managed to find it.
And now, in this day and age, the aging gene has already been discovered, a gene in which if a mutation occurs cause the person to age extremely fast, looking 80 at the mere age of 10…Contrarily, a gene called “klotho” — named after the Greek goddess who spins the thread of life — acts like a natural anti-aging hormone in genetically engineered mice. Still however, aging is a complicated process, and we are still a fair bit away from obtaining it through scientific endeavors.
I’ve always believed that true love is painful, but no matter how much you prepare or expect, it doesn’t help. When you really like someone that much…you become drawn to them uncontrollably. You want to talk to them, a message from them excites you, the wanting to be with them, the comfort of their presence, their sight…even seeing their name somewhere entirely unrelated sparks something in u…a pull so strong that leaves you questioning your rationality. Their flaws, their imperfections…are no longer something that need fixing…but become something attractive in their own way, something u find cute…”perfect imperfections”.
As nice as the feeling can be, it is equally painful, if you were lucky enough to end up in a relationship with them then that pull strengthens, you miss them when they are not around, and everything else in the world becomes grey…only to be coloured by the presence of the one you love…they become your world, while the actual world becomes so mundane, so insignificant in comparison.
Worse, if you don’t end up in a relationship you’re left still wanting them but with the knowledge that you don’t have them. At this point you can decide to wait or forget…”Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering”-Paulo Coelho. If you wait you will allow your feelings to continue their course…and if you decide to forget, eventually you’ll get over them and move on. But usually the case is that you end up being stuck between the two, not knowing what to do…torn between your heart and mind. This is often the case because we just don’t want to let go of that feeling…We’d rather have something to feel, to want, to like, than not feel, want or like at all….even if our feelings are not reciprocated.
To those who have not felt this yet…good luck…the first time is the most confusing….to those who have…good luck on the next time it happens…It doesn’t become any more controllable than the first…
Who can you call mad in this world? And who can you consider normal? Normal is merely what the majority is following, it does not make them sane. It simply makes them acceptable.
In truth, humanity is far from normal. Humans are an anomaly, we are irrational beings. In nature, plants and animals evolve to their surroundings, making rational judgements in order to survive…if one becomes irrational, they become extinct. Irrationality does not exist….with one exception of course, us.
Humanity has taken a leap far beyond rationality and created ‘Order’, a system of laws, morals and beliefs in order to maintain and conceal the chaos that we have become.
Order has become a fundamental necessity for humans…more so than even food and water. Nature adapts itself to the environment….We adapt our environment to ourself. We create order of our world…But we pay a terminal price for it….