How do you handle food rage?
There is a common distaste for conventional wisdom and industrial food in the primal community. Maybe its because I'm young and dumb, only 22 years old and diving head first into clean, natural food but I find that general distaste is elevated in me. The simple fact is, I'm angry a lot. This isn't some general character flaw, I'm not angry at everything. More to the point, I'm angry at shitty food. Every time I see a hostess truck drive by I have to suppress the urge to slash the tires and light the pastries on fire (leaving the driver unharmed mind you ).
Am I a food snob for swallowing my rage when the chef at my job puts up chicken fingers and fries for staff meal, oh so tempted to scream something like "you're feeding us glorified dog food"? Am I just a pretentious jackass who buys all his stuff from local farms and occasionally whole foods? I've taken a lot of steps to separate myself from industrial food. I cook everything myself. I eat simple, no frills meals. I pack lunches and dinners for work. I generally live spartan food existence filled with a lot of scrambled eggs and home fries. It doesn't seem to matter how far I get away from Doritos and Pop Tarts, I still feel enraged at the fact these foods even exist. I dream of ransacking McDonalds and torching soda machines while yelling something vaguely akin to Mel Gibson in braveheart "freeeeeeeedooooomm!!!..... from junk food". Even if I'm not eating the trash that's marketed to our friends and neighbors, I cringe at every commercial for snickers ice cream. Are you like me? Do you feel a wave of hopeless desperation every time you see a McDonalds ad, trying to wrap their garbage food in a shiny wrapper? Do you let out a snickering, cynical laugh when you see jimmy dean breakfast sausages marketed as the right way to start the day? Or do you just tastefully ignore it all?
I'm wondering if anyone else here is subject to the same surges of belligerent disgust towards industrial foods. If so, how do you handle the emotions? I find it difficult to cope sometimes in an environment filled with shitty food. I do however, find some measure of comfort in the notion that eventually enough people with get sick and tired of this shit and a new and burgeoning local food movement will wipe at all remnants of Frito-Lay, Kraft Foods, and Taco Bell.
To end this on a more amusing and light hearted note, maybe this will be our future...
"One can only be a perfect physician for oneself alone. " ~ Luigi Cornaro