Red Pill / Blue Pill
The question is asked: If I could get all the nutrition I needed in a day by taking a pill, would I do it?
Resoundingly, yes. Food, to me, is a crutch. It’s pleasurable at times, those taste good feel good foods that are popular for that very reason, and they are typically bad for you. The chore of eating is time consuming, requiring at least nominal cooking skills, demanding that we create a mess only to clean it up. Feed our bodies, only for half of it to be used and half to be wasted, it’s the picture of inefficiency and efficiency all at once.
I’m not a picky eater, though, like anyone else, there are certain things I don’t like. I can go anywhere and find something suitable for sustenance, even if I do find it annoying. Moreover, I find the sounds of eating to be disgusting and I would love to avoid them for the rest of my life.
I’ve actually said throughout much of my young adult and into adult life that if food could be contained in a pill and would provide all the foodstuffs my body requires, I’d gleefully trade in actual eating in favor of it. I know that’s an unpopular opinion, we have cooking shows across all the networks, foodies are everywhere – it’s a HUGE industry, that’s why it’ll take something extremely drastic for that to ever be a popular or possible option. But wouldn’t it be nice?