Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bad Boys are like Fast Food

I try to be healthy. I know what’s good for me. But temptation is hard to avoid.
It’s bad boys. They are as ubiquitous as McDonalds, with all the convenience of a 24-hour drive-thru.

Is the delight of giving into a double cheeseburger and fries knowing it’s disastrous effects on your heart health? When you drive up to the window, is it the smell, taste, the pleasure it represents? Or is it rejection of the painfully dull everyday meal of white meat chicken and steamed broccoli? Does understanding the dynamic behind the appeal matter? That’s the thing with compulsions, they live to defy your better judgment.

The 99 cent cheeseburger I had the other day was just so-so. But giving in to just a taste of the bad stuff was satisfaction enough.

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