What a great feature. I think we've long overlooked the inherent wisdom in our own palates. I enjoyed Mr. Barber's use of the term "hedonism" but I see it more as trust that what's best for us also feels good, tastes good, sounds good, and works out well for all. Maybe this flies in the face of American puritanism and the ascetic path to spiritual enlightenment. In the U.S. we have such an ambivalent relationship with pleasure. But if we really do have faith in God, shouldn't we eventually consider that God inculcated us with the drive for pleasure and maybe that wasn't a mistake? I also think that more enjoyment of food, including food preparation, would help us abandon our tendency towards obesity.
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