I was watching this documentary, A Place at the Table on Netflix last night about how 50 million Americans are hungry. I thought it was a joke at first cause they were showing all these fat people saying how they had no food. It brought back memories of when I watched the movie Fargo. As the show went on, it explained how it wasn’t really a shortage of food but a shortage of real food. They weren’t earning enough money and supermarkets were too far for them to access without spending all their time and money travelling. This situation has led them to survive off food stamps that only afford them packaged foods like cookies, ramen noodles and canned food. Fruits and vegetables are rare in their neighbourhoods because it’s not economically worth it for companies to transport such produce to their neck of the woods. It’s just another sad case of economics and politics failing humanity when it doesn’t have to.
While watching this show, it made me value my situation. I began to look at my employment more positively and ate a banana and orange right after the show. It also made me realize that living life is all about the emotions that fuel it. Emotions are the energy that put a life into motion. Without emotions, life is stagnant.
In order to feel there is a purpose in life there needs to be fear, anger, love, desire or some emotion that emanates from natural human instinct or a belief in something even if it’s bordering on fantasy. Not just a bit of emotion but an abundance of it. Although watching this documentary brought about a bit of fear and appreciation, it’s likely momentary cause that’s not my situation. The emotions are short-lived cause the show was less than 2 hours of my life.
Feeling comfortable is a feeling of nothing and a comfortable ride often becomes a ride that you want to get off of sooner or later, unless if you believe you have to stay on. Maybe you’ll jump on to a better ride or maybe you’ll fall and hit your face full of asphalt but either way you’re going to feel something.