I came across this article a few different places before I decided to read it. I’m glad I did – I don’t think I necessarily learned anything new, but it caused me to think about my social interactions differently. It’s very common to pass judgment, even benign, on what/how/how much someone is eating, without even noticing. My own diet has (consciously) become healthier over the past few months, resulting in an inclination to notice when others are not eating what I would consider healthy – specifically, one of my roommates eats what I would call “junk food” for almost every meal, and I know I have made comments about it. My intention was not to judge but to look out for my friend’s nutrition and health; now I can see quite obviously how this is none of my business and could very well have had the opposite effect from what I intended. What is healthy for me could be unhealthy for someone else and, more importantly, my judgments of that could be even unhealthier.
Post-Thanksgiving food for thought.