When planning ahead, as in planning a budget, remember that better food is worth the money. There is a law of diminishing returns, meaning, there is a point where the difference between very good food and perfect food is not worth the extra money. However, the higher quality of food you eat, the less you will spend in the future on medical care. And medical bills are a major hassle.
I see typical American food as being very low quality. To get good, fresh food, one must spend more and spend more time seeking it out. But it is worth the extra time and money if you really consider the consequences. Eating good makes your whole life better, improves your quality of life in other words, so it really is worth it.
It’s a strange culture where most people are sick and overweight, and yet, the models and actresses keep getting skinnier and less healthy looking. American values seem to be distorted. There seems to be a sense of misplaced perfectionism.
The point of a philosophical lifestyle is to age with integrity and to last a long time. Looks are important to a degree, but no one’s perfect, and no one should be expected to be. We are perfectly ourselves.
I feel good, and I think I look pretty good considering how little effort I put into my own health. But I see the room for growth and I aim to work out more and be more proactive in my nutrition, and get into meditation and more socializing. The prognosis for me is good.
I really hope values in America keep changing, and people get less ambitious and more into health, strength, and longevity. You have to know from a young age what is really important in life and what is not so important. If you don’t have a basic education, then you will be helpless in the face of the capitalist system which is designed to drain you.