CKinnard wrote:Nobody, the older I get the more I realize the great majority of people, even the super smart, are very unconsciously locked into cultural norms.
Yes, in many facets of their lives.
CKinnard wrote:I suppose if some people don't feel particularly horrible, they keep doing what they always have.
That's my belief. The weaker in this case are the fortunate. They get to change earlier while their body is more likely to recover and are young enough to accept change. The stronger get locked in their ways for longer and find out the truth often when it's too late.
CKinnard wrote:Anyway, to challenge convention is often a path walked alone....
Yeah, story of my life. There's a reason why I'm fairly reclusive these days.
CKinnard wrote:At some stage Nobody, you want to think about doing talks to WFPB groups about your journey. Sure, you'll get asked a lot of silly questions, but you'll be doing great good.
Thanks for the thought. But here is my point of expression.
Most WFPB groups are probably CHIP related and my lifestyle - from the little I understand from the guy at work - is quite different from theirs and probably most WFPB people. My journey talk would mainly be of benefit as a warning example.
march83 wrote:I always had the nagging question "why am I tired when others aren't" in the back of my mind but never really considered diet could be responsible for that. It's just the way I am, I thought.
I was the same. I appeared to be affected by the shift work more than my colleagues. Much improved now.
march83 wrote:Ultimately though, I have something if an inclination to seek the alternatives and do things in my own way...
I'm the same with this too. Maybe it takes a certain, doing thing your own way, kind of personality to break out of the holding pattern which is almost everyone's dietary lifes.
march83 wrote:Back to your point though, CK, I think people are some combination of 3 categories: A) people who don't think they're doing too badly so don't seek to improve themselves; B) people who don't know that their diet is something that can be altered to improve their quality of life or C) people who prioritise instant gratification above long term success. I was a B. Most people are C's I think...
Most could be a combination of A, B and C. I've probably been all of them in the distant past. But CK, you and I seem to all be in agreement that C is a big factor for the large majority of people these days.