Fast Food Health

Essay by baseballplyrA-, March 2013

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Power of Personal Responsibility

"I think it is important to remind people of the extent of our free will," claims Jeffrey Eugenides, an American Pulitzer-prize winning novelist. Humans have the innate ability to reason and make decisions based on their thoughts. The problem in the world today is that people want to excuse themselves from responsibility and place blame on external forces. This idea of relieving the accountability has traveled its way into the health sector, where Americans do not take ownership of their health issues. Outside influences, such as fast food corporations, do an excellent job targeting consumers' desires, but people must understand that they possess the willpower to say no. Although pressures exist that strive to breakdown a consumer's strength, Americans need to take personal responsibility for their actions in order to build a healthier society. The government plays a huge role here, where instead of educating the American people on preventing diseases and creating better lifestyles, it wants to treat the issues once they have already been established.

It has come to the point where parents who feed their children McDonald's, are suing the company for making their kids fat. Americans control what goes into their bodies, so they must devote time to become aware of the true nature of food. At the end of the day, people need to realize that they made the decision to ingest certain products. They control what goes into their bodies, so individuals ought to step up to the plate and take charge.

When George Washington delivered his Farewell Address, he warned the American people about the extent of the power the government should hold. As America has progressed, its government has held more and more control over its people. The government influences the health sector immensely by...