I didn’t realize that our agricultural subsidies were almost all carbohydrates. I was surprised by the appearance of tobacco and cotton. Personally, I love the make up of the White House garden as is, all those beautiful fruits, vegetables and herbs. Wouldn’t it be lovely, if the small organic farmers were similarly subsidized. Perhaps, fruits and vegetables would be less expensive, thereby encouraging more consumption and though the logic of supply and demand, prices would then stabilize into an affordable rate. I hear that a big reason for many people not consuming fruits and vegetables is the expense, this might be the way for more healthful eating. Obesity is a tremendous drain on our medical system, decreasing the obesity rate would be a big savings medically as a whole for our society.
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This is really bad. When I was in Acalpulco, Mexico with two friends of mine in 1988 on spring vacation, we were having nice quiet time together. One night we went out to a club and we were dancing and having fun. My friend from New York struck up a conversation with two seemingly nice Mexican guys and she made a date for us to meet them the next day to go water-skiing. She made the rendez-vous for all of us and so we, of course, went along. The next day we showed up at the rendez-vous and there they were and they brought their Papa. We spent an excellent afternoon water-skiing and they took us around in their boat showing us how the wealthy lived with villas right on the water. Looking back on that great adventure, it was insane, we could have been kidnapped and sold into the sex slave trade which existed back then. We were incredibly lucky, but I had a fantastic time.
Honestly, I’m not feeling the intestinal fortitude to even think about conquering a fear today. What kind of fears do I possess, you ask? I have a very developed fear of heights and I don’t see myself overcoming that fear any day soon. I hate bugs, but I don’t really fear them, they are just stomach turning, creepy, crawly things that if I have to I can kill, my skin may crawl but I can turn them into squished corpses. I do have a strong fear of failure which I know I need to overcome, it has stood in my path in the past. I’m my only obstacle, I know this intellectually but there is more to us than just the intellect, I’m up against my emotional and mental road blocks which may have been erected to serve and protect when I was younger, but as I grew older these road blocks have instead served to stifle me against any potential risk due to the fear of failure. I am working on it, a few of my posts have been scary to write because I opened up about my demons and how I’ve dealt with them and I am still dealing with them. Writing these posts brought me a small step further towards conquering my fear because it represented to me that even opening up didn’t bring condemnation or judgment, the sky didn’t fall. That helped a lot. Which is why I am deeply committed to writing every day, it can only help me grow as a person and learn to appreciate myself as a person that matters.