Over my lifetime, we have gone from the USDA Food Pyramid to other gurus telling you to eat vegan.
As a real vegan, I don’t eat meat, poultry, pork, fish, dairy, eggs, or honey. I don’t eat many grains at all, and no longer eat processed grains like bread.
Here’s a sample vegan food pyramid:
Now when it comes to leafy greens, I like mine cooked. But that’s an issue for another day.
What I am trying to say is that these beliefs are simply beliefs. As a kid, we ate at the same table when Dad got home from work. Meat and potatoes. Maybe fruit for dessert. The government pushed us to eat that way.
Now, some doctors say eating meat and potatoes and junk food and sugary desserts is a path to an early death.
If you manage to eat healthy and stay trim and attractive, you have to deal with all of the dating and mating rules. Some rules seem required, like those against sex with children, although all rules get violated by virtually every culture that has existed since men left their caves for villages.
We invent or accept a bunch of rules designed to make other people feel moral or superior.
Is she right for you? Is she too young, or too old? Would she be a good wife or mother? Does she practice the same faith? Is she the same race or ethnic background?
And on and on.
Individuals with backbone should question everything. If society’s rules are out of alignment with your life, you can find a way to live the life you want – as Harry Browne would suggest.
People follow old rules and customs that should long ago have been shelved.
We must push to create our own systems, what I call Walkabout Solopreneur. You may call it anything you want.
We have to blaze our own trails. We have to look internally and externally to find the way to happiness given our current circumstances.