Staying Off My Soapbox · 21 August 2013
I want to get on my soapbox whenever I hear about the different diets people are trying.
I want to tell them that a whole food, plant-based diet is the way to go. I want to tell them that cutting out processed foods and reducing the amount of animal products is healthier than eating only 500 calories of food each day. I want to tell them that people who use fad diets usually end up gaining more weight when they figure out they cannot sustain those diets forever. But I usually keep quiet. I usually keep off my soapbox.
The main reason I keep off my soapbox is because people do not want others to preach at them. Especially, if they are getting the results they want doing what they are doing. Especially, if what I have to say does not support what they are doing.
Another reason I keep off my soapbox is because I would rather live what I believe and have people ask me what I am doing. I have told lots of people to check out my website to see the specifics of what I am doing. I have done this casual promotion simply by being myself. People notice that I have lost weight and they ask. So I can get on my soapbox for a short time.
That real soapbox is the last reason I keep off my soapbox in person. I just point people to my blog. I let them know they can read about my yearlong journey. They can read everything I would have said had I jumped on my soapbox.
When it comes right down to it, most people will not change their minds when others start ranting and raving. When others start preaching about people changing their evil ways. That is probably the real reason I do not just jump on my soapbox when I hear about the different diets people are trying. Even though I really want to.
© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi
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