Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Opinions & Truths

Super Size MeI heard once that opinions are like belly buttons: everybody has one.  It stuck with me because it is absolutely true.  Here are some of my opinions: Celery is disgusting.  Apricot preserves make the best J-side for a PB&J sandwich.  The orange at the bottom of the Christmas stocking is the best part of the stocking.  The best way to eat a tomato is to pull it from the vine and eat it like an apple.  The best breakfast food ever is biscuits with sausage gravy.  Waffle House has the most amazing grits and hash browns, especially at two in the morning.  Deep Fried Okra and Catfish is perfect lunch for a Friday afternoon.

I know plenty of people would disagree with me on every single one of these opinions.  The flip-side of all this is that there are absolute truths in life, too: Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death all over the world.  This is the first generation of four and five year olds that are not expected to outlive their parents.  Eating fast food has serious health consequences.  Obesity is preventable.

Funny how we live in a world that fights over opinions, but rarely wants to hear the truth, especially when hearing the truth means doing something about it.

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