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Well, personal taste is probably the simple answer.Yet you don't smoke, or eat meats and don't indulge in hard booze.
I quit smoking in 2009, and it was my own decision, although my motivations aren't something I wish to discuss in public - maybe another time.
Without getting into a dry discussion about the state, PR, propaganda, media brainwashing etc, like you, I enjoy apple pie. Particularly hot apple pie with lashings of ice cream. It's not something I have often, because I recognise a delicious treat for what it is; something you occasionally have as a reward to yourself for hard day's keyboard jousting. So, like feckitt and his liking for smoking/drinking, I can get a bit pished off, when someone tells me that it's full of processed sugars, and other shyte that might kill me.
I like to make vegetable dishes with brown rice. Now, as far as I'm aware brown rice is good for you. I was sitting down to enjoy my food one day, when my sister (who is currently staying with me) told me that brown rice is actually bad for you because it contains trace elements of arsenic etc. etc. She then proceeded to give me a detailed, tedious "Des Quirrell" special on the disadvantages of brown rice. I asked her where she got her information from. No brownies for guessing where......conformist, media driven BS.
Yanno, I'm just a humble Dublin lad, trying to earn an honest crust. I'm a patient man and have simple tastes in food, and I like to enjoy my brown rice, and veggies, which is occasionally followed by some apple or lemon meringue pie. So, when someone starts bleating on about how I'll kick the bucket if I consume more than the RDA of salt, rice or whatever, I get a teeny weeny bit annoyed, particularly if the information they got was gleaned from a consumerist driven media that are intent on profit rather than health.:roll:
Know what I mean?