October 30, 2011
I see it this way.
A man eats McDonald’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for years and piles on the salt and drinks massive amounts of soda pop while sitting around all day watching TV, barely moving. He starts to get chest pains one day and he goes to the doctor. The doctor tells him that if he doesn’t start eating healthy, he could die of a heart attack.
The man calls the doctor a “fear monger”. The doctor says that the science is out there and many people have died due to a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.
The man asks the doctor the precise number of burgers he can eat before he has a heart attack. “Is it 50 more burgers? 100 more? 500 more?” The doctor says that he can’t put a precise figure on it but if he cuts down on the bad eating habits and begin exercising, he will be able to avoid a heart attack caused by his lifestyle.
The man says, “You’re just a fear monger and you can’t even give me precise information as to when this ‘heart attack’ will happen. I’m going back to McDonald’s.”