Things That Pill Could Never Supply You With | Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill

If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

I would try it for only a week, long enough to experience and short enough to quit while ahead.

No, I do not want to be a hypocrite. I’d like to see how it feels like to use that miracle pill and what effects it would have on my body. And I could see it now—some of it, at least.

With just one pill that would solve all my nutritional needs for the day, I’m basically set. And that’s good. But if I get used to such a habit, that’d be bad. Depending on such an unnatural source for the body’s essential needs is basically an invitation to be lazy.

Because you don’t have to worry about what to eat anymore, you will come face to face with the temptations to abuse your body. Believing that you get what you need with that little pill might ultimately lead to your body’s destruction and an untimely demise.

Getting nutrition from various sources may require quite an effort in preparation and digestion but it’s also a form of help for the body. Eating the right foods—not just one type—puts body parts into motion that the little pill wouldn’t be able to do. Also the variety of fare releases certain hormones that aids in the body and mind’s sense of equilibrium and happiness.

Popping one pill takes only seconds.

Yes, that does take less time on gaining badly needed nutrition. But you also miss out on meal time. Meal time, when done properly, establishes not just face time with your family or friends but strengthens personal bonds and gives you invaluable opportunities to reinforce your own values and beliefs. Those are things that pill could never supply you with.

 

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