Sunday, September 30, 2007

Insights on Super Size Me

Though it happened to be my second time viewing the film, I could not help but to be impacted by the scene in which Morgan interviews the elementary school students. Though the children interviewed could not manage to name a historical figure such as Christ, they could easily identify the likes of Wendy or Ronald McDonald. In my eyes, nothing could be more tragic. Though it is not always evident, much of our lifestyle choices are dependent upon our past. Only through a proper upbringing can we truly live a healthy lifestyle and after watching the film, it appears that these children are already heading down the road to ruin at a rapid pace.

Too much time in our classrooms is spent on educating children on how to beat the test. In the interest of time, real life issues are lost along the wayside. It's about time that we as Americans step up and make certain that the U.S. school system does its part to make sure that these children are better educated citizens of our country not simply because they can pass the test but also because they possess real life knowledge. We are in the midst of a health crisis and much of this is due to the fast food industry. Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for a change...


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