You Are What You “Eat”

YouAreWhatYouEat

             As the picture suggests, “you are what you eat” is an apt metaphor for how we feed our characters as well as our bodies. I often caution my students that the can easily become what they “consume” on social media. An extreme diet of fail videos (mostly hapless skateboarders) can foster mockery and diminish sympathy. Or obsessing about skinny girls’ Instagram photos can create unrealistic body image expectations. On the other hand, baby animal images can stimulate endorphins and inspirational sayings can promote optimism.

             What do you “eat” regularly? I hope it’s varied, balanced, and healthy. 😉

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