I agree with you that these companies need to be held at a higher standard and there needs to be a bigger effort in our education system to teach children how to eat properly. Illinois requires gym all 12 years of school to keep kids "active" and fight childhood obesity, but I'll tell ya, walking around the track talking to friends, the ocassional dodgeball game, and the mile run test does not a healthy-active kid make.
Almost all four years of my high school I didn't have a gym. It's really easy to tell someone to work out but to actually do it? Not only that but unless it's in a person's best interest who actually does anything 100%? Walking isn't considered a "work out," or enough exercise anymore. Today you have to do squats, stretches, jumps, the whole nine yards for at least 30-40 minutes per day and drink water. People are lazy by nature and water to be frankly does not taste good.
The reason why they don't reinforce this in schools is because of the almighty dollar; it overrides everything.
Arrogant, elitist organic people comes from the fact that 'I'm eating healthy and spending tons of money so that means that I am more holy thou you,' mentality. Example if you are still confused: People who think subs are better than dubs due to the fact that it's pure from Japan and because money=status standing.
What about the people who are not kids? You know a lot of adults and people in the workforce drink pop, coffee, etc. who do you think goes to Mcds during overnights and morning shifts?
So stress is another reason why there is obesity in this country. It was reported that Americans work to live rather than live to work, which is kind of sad. Unless this country changes it's whole outlook and improves on issues such as work, money, and how it's spent as well as the structure of unemployment and homelessness, then Obesity and laziness is always going to be an issue.
Late but they are already doing this in Japan as well as this country. One of the officials running for president wanted to ban anything pornograhic, including ecchi books, etc. as well as on the internet. In Japan a lot of anime was under fire like it was back in the 60-70s at one point and one guy in general wanted to ban anything over G.
You know I dunno why I'm posting in this thread. -Sips on pop- I think I'm really bored. It's the people who think that this country is going communist and that they are "not part of the system! MAN!" and the people who think it's a good idea because Amercians are stupid.
This post has been edited by The Fujoshi: 04 June 2012 - 05:05 PM