John Tesh Strikes Again.We’ve already established that John Tesh Makes Me Giggle. He just does. He’s funny! I’m not sure he intends to be funny, but he is. He offers great “Intelligence for Your Life” sometimes. But sometimes…. well…. for example:
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Yesterday I learned something new from Mr. Tesh. Apparently, there is a hidden dark side to organics. They can change you in a way that you never expected. Organic vegetables may have an effect on you that will ultimately drive away everyone you ever cared about.
“People who eat organic become judgmental of those who don’t.”
I bet you didn’t know your produce was turning you into a b*tch!
You’ve been warned.
Thank you, John Tesh!
Well, the truth is, we’ve all met “those people.” You know the ones… they drive $50,000 cars and get a manicure every week and they simply can’t believe that some parents would stoop so low as to send a baggie full of Coco Puffs to school as a snack for their child instead of a re-usable stainless steel container of organic apple slices. After all, don’t they love their child enough to spend the extra money on healthy foods?
The reality is that a baggie of cereal is a fraction of the cost of an organic apple. Consider also that families receiving WIC are forbidden from buying organics. (I’m told, by a WIC nutritionist, that this is because there is absolutely no evidence that they are healthier. Hmmm…. not so sure about that, dear government official. Better check your research again.) Families receiving help from a food bank may not have any choice at all over what food they have. They are just thankful to have food. I know. We’ve been there.
Gorgeous Not-So-Hippie Teenager made the comment yesterday, in regard to my hippie ways, “You weren’t like this a year ago.”
It’s true. I wasn’t. Since I’ve started this blog I find myself reading and researching in order to write accurately. What I have learned has changed me. I get mad about people watering their brown lawns during our current drought. I refuse to buy certain soaps or personal products because of the chemicals in them. I use fewer plastic baggies and encourage my kids to eat more organic produce and less processed food. But it’s vitally important to me to not let the organics change me into a judgmental jerk. I must always remember that people are doing the best they can with what they have… be it money, time, knowledge, skill, etc. I haven’t always had the options available to me that I have now. And even now, there are many people who live a MUCH healthier and environmentally friendly lifestyle than me. There is always room to improve.
So thank you, John Tesh. I will make sure to keep my attitude in check as I increase my consumption of organics, lest the lack of pesticides in my diet turn me mean.