I am taking a class called "Human Rights and World Politics" (I'm a political science major!) and today's topic was extremely depressing.
There were some very upsetting stats brought up, including this one: Every 5 seconds, a child dies from hunger.
And that not only depresses me, it makes me feel guilty for being so overweight. I mean, there are people going to bed HUNGRY every night, and people dying of malnutrition. And here I am, wasting food every week. 50 pounds overweight.
Eating snack cakes and not eating healthy foods, even though they are all readily available for me.
It was such a hard reality check for me.
Not that knowing these facts about starving people can magically cure me of my food addiction. But this is very eye-opening, and I hope that one day I will be able to help in this devestating world wide crisis.
Here's a link about how to solve world hunger, which seems like a really good source:
Anyway, I hope that I didn't depress you guys too much. I just thought that I would share this sobering moment with you all.
Knowledge is power.