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Magic pill Fri, Mar 19, 2021
I've always been sort of looking for a magic pill of sorts -- not a pill per se or even a medication -- something that will solve a bunch of my problems and generally make me feel better.  I don't have many really specific problems; it's more of an ambiguous "feeling".  People recommend things like drinking more water, or getting better sleep.  Or maybe it's a specific diet, or a type of physical activity.  Maybe it's drugs and alcohol, or the lack of drugs and alcohol.  It just always seems like people are able to find magical cures for themselves.  "I started running 5 miles per day; I've never felt better in my life."  "I switched to a vegetarian diet, and I've never felt more energized."  I've tried a whole bunch of different things.  Like seriously, my life and my body are an ongoing series of scientific experiments.  It just seems like, at the end of every experiment, I'm left with a pretty bland conclusion:  Yeah, that wasn't it; that didn't change anything; I still feel the same.  I'm starting to come around to the idea that maybe there's no such thing as a magic pill.

Vegetarians and fish Fri, Mar 19, 2021
I find it odd that some vegetarians eat fish.  Aside from the whole "is fish meat?" question (hint:  how is it not?), fish has to be the least compelling meat to eat.  Maybe it's because I didn't grow up in a fishing area, but when I think to myself, "What's a nice big tasty thing I can eat for dinner?" I never land on fish as the answer.  I like eating fish, but it's certainly not my go-to for meat.  So if a person's diet is devoid of animal products, I just can't fathom why fish would be the lone exception.  It doesn't provide any sort of nutrient that you already aren't getting from plants, and it's really not that good. #food