Today’s Word: lack

January 17, 2018 =========

☆  lack  不足


Have you heard of the documentary, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”? It’s about an Australian guy who has been sick for a few years and the doctors can’t help him, except to give him more medicine. So, he decides to travel to America and spend 60 days on a juice diet (I’m not sure why he couldn’t do that in Australia, but anyway!)

One of the things I was most impressed with was how many overweight and obese Americans said that it was their responsibility that they were overweight and that it was the lack of willpower that made them keep eating unhealthy foods. I don’t know why, but I was imagining that most people would say it was the government’s fault, for not having cheap healthy food, only cheap unhealthy food, or that they lack information about what is actually healthy food… but all of them said it was their own fault and their own lack of self-control that was making them fat. Unfortunately, all of them also said that they didn’t think they could (or didn’t want to) change!