Everything has a cost. The cost may not always come in monetary form, however there will be a cost for benefit. Without always realizing it, we are paying for the things we want on a regular basis. Right now, I am listening to music as I write this post. The cost? I am also being sold products during commercial time. Don’t want commercials? No worries, then just pay a monthly fee for internet or satellite radio.
Let’s see how this works for our health:
Hungry? Choice 1- Visit a local grocery store (pay for the food)
Choice 2- Go to your local fast food establishment (pay for the food, and pay for the poor health consequences later)
Choice 3- Go to a nice restaurant with your loved one (pay more for your food, less for health consequences later)
Choice 4- Grow your own food (send time and energy for growing of food, not to mention water, and proper growing tools for your garden)
What is important to understand is that the cost doesn’t outweigh the benefit. The cost for me to go to a fast food restaurant is initially minimal, however has long term cost associated with it that I am not willing to pay. The cost for me to essentially neglect my health today is way too high to even consider. I know many from my childhood that essentially took this “cheaper” route with their health, and today I can enjoy time with my 3 year old, and know it was because of smarter decisions 5-10 years ago.