The other day I saw an internet photo of an overweight (and clearly overfed) dog, with the caption “Too Much Want”.
It got me to thinking about human behaviour and how we react similarly. Barring any immediate and significant negative consequences, if something we desire is put in front of us, we’ll probably take it. Short term gain appeals more than long term planning, whether it be in regards to food, money, health or other things.
Everyone is different.
Our bodies can look very different – large, small, straight, curved and everything in between. Different coloured eyes, hair and skin. Different foods stimulate different responses in different people.
Everyone is the same.
Our bodies are largely the same. We have the same organs, respond similarly to physical stimuli and all benefit from proper diet, nutrition and rest.
Earlier this year I started collecting frequent flyer points. By collecting points for money spent that I would normally spend, I could get a free flight every now and then.
Something for free, right?
Well it started out that way at first.