Burger: (n) short for hamburger
Everybody’s looking for good.
But somewhere on that journey, a conflict arises between the idea of what is good and what tastes good.
We are people. We are always looking for new ways to pleasure ourselves.
Even though our poets and theologians may suggest a different path, we smile at them as we quickly pass by on our way to pick up another deliciously greasy hamburger. Sometimes we’re willing to make it a turkey burger, but we’re never willing to make it a non-burger.
I think you have to consider where money is best spent. You could put your finance into training human beings into eating five servings of vegetables a day with very few carbs and little meat. But might it be better to accept the fact that we are burger-addicted, and work on a sandwich that tastes great and has few to no calories, so as to appease the need for flavor while still making us look good?
Let’s refer to it as the “Viagra of nutrition.”
If we swallow this pill or eat this particular burger, it will satisfy our need to be naughty without destroying our cardiovascular system.
Doesn’t that seem like a good expenditure of resource?
After all, have attempts at self-discipline in the human family ever done anything but create tension, self-doubt and furious outbursts of rage?
Burgers are not going away. Actually, we are finding that people go away before burgers do. So since they aren’t going away, why don’t we work on making them less harmful?
And while we’re at it, do the same thing with politics, religion and guns.