For those who have no idea what “Blog Party” refers to, I encourage you to read this post to see what it’s all about.
This guest post is by Vienna. To remind you of who she is, here’s her brief blog bio excerpted from the original introductory post to Blog Party (hyperlinked above):
Vienna: Hi! I began my blog, Vienna writes, in the summer of 2014 and blogged on an infrequent basis until very recently. This year, in the last week of March, I decided it was time for me to blog again simply because I wanted to get back in the habit of writing. My blog is an exploration of reclaiming my voice as a writer, and I have committed myself to one blog post every day. It includes posts of my thoughts, memories, and inspirations that are slightly longer than a drabble. Feel free to come along for the ride, the ultimate destination of which I have no idea.
Our Body, Our Planet
Our country is home to millions of people, the majority of whom are overweight and obese. Fast food is everyday while slow food is a rarer luxury. People, overweight or not, feed themselves at a dangerous pace, looking at their screens and, at the same time, going through the motion of shoveling food in their mouths without consequence. The body is a car to get them from Point A to Point B. A pair of glasses to see through. Nothing but a mechanical shell to get what we want.
Who knows what we're trying to feed? Our bodies? Our sense of comfort and convenience? Our numbness? Our spiritual emptiness?
Our planet is home to millions of other living species and organisms. Forests, fish, birds, and livestock. This blue-green orb, which offers up its riches without fail, suffers on account of the abuse inflicted upon it by humans.
Why would beings that mistreat and misunderstand our bodies do any better by the Earth?