Inedia is not simply a cultural titillation. It’s a finger pointing to our dysfunctional relationship to food—to wild excesses of sugar and salt; to fast and modified food; to wastage, spoilage and methane-belching animal farms; to eating disorders and childhood obesity; even, I suppose, to the weird ubiquity of weigh scales.
Emotional eaters tend to be un-thanked helpers. Feeling insufficiently rewarded, they treat themselves.
Everything that happens, happens as it must. Everything that happens has innumerable causes.
Man has two addictions: (1) Sugar. (2) Causality.
Man to man: “We can’t eat like we did when we were nineteen.”
Michael Pollan’s little dictum has resonance: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”