I know people say it doesn’t matter where you are, you’ll be miserable or happy only if you choose to be. I’m convinced this is incorrect because I think I’ll be really fucking happy somewhere else and once I get into graduate school and starting my life instead of feeling I’m in limbo. I wish I figured out what I wanted to do with my life earlier. Ugh.
“According to a study from the University of Washington, the rift between healthy grub and junk food is wider than it’s ever been. Researchers were able to buy 2,000 calories of junk food for $3.52 — that’s an entire day’s caloric intake — where nutritious foods cost them a whopping $36 for the same 2,000 calories.”
It’s pretty bad when even buzzfeed can debunk all those “eat healthy!” tumblr posts.
Yeah, and one thing I have noticed is that the fresh vegetables at walmart (where low income shoppers are likely to go) are up to 50% more than the fresh produce at other places, and of much lower quality. The healthy, fresh stuff there costs more, while all else is less.
WALMART IS ONE OF THE 12 WORST GROCERY PROVIDERS IN THE COUNTRY. I buy some prepackaged goods from there but I REFUSE to buy anymore produce from there. Wilted brown lettuce that turns to sludge after a day, soft mushy tomatoes, browned and mushy bananas. Come on man. Support your local grocers if possible.
It doesn’t work for black people or white people. Why are we holding on to it. People need a larger unit.
Toni Morrison ain’t never lied.
The nuclear family is by design a mini patriarchal system that allows men dominion over people and property. It’s a small way the nation or state gives men power or the illusion of such. This ain’t even the Marx talking this is str8 up how capitalism configures people into machines to produce more of a certain kind of labor or a community of labor. There’s dis damn book my sociology prof gave me that takes apart the middle class family structure like you wouldn’t believe. That’s why every Hollywood movie takes great effort to destroy any threats to the white middle class family. Re watch movies. And tell me I’m lying.
It really doesn’t make much sense, from a child development and psychology viewpoint either. The nuclear family of a husband, wife, and 2.5 kids.
My pysch teachers that focus on child development have said that the more people taking care of a kid, the better off they are. It’s the increase of funds and supervision and education. More people in a family means more people watching out of the kid, taking care of the kid so parents can take a break or do something else, more people teaching the kid, and more people for the kid to socialize with.
Additionally, there’s even a hypothesis in evolution that suggest that having grandmothers were the reason humans became humans. Grandmothers take care of children as mothers foraged, sometimes contributing to the foraging as well. Kids, being around grandmothers that are older and more experienced, learned important skills and knowledge - culture.
Nuclear families - not exactly the ‘norm’ around the world, nor the best model of a family structure. Yep.