Because I attempt to squeeze as much as possible out of life… I can look foolish at times, but I quit worrying about what others think about me to a large extent.
In the grocery stores, at work, at the high school, in public parks … it’s not even worth mentioning anymore, I have grown accustomed to the stares and strange looks and comments on a daily basis. It’s also true that many times, I am seeking to raise attention to how I eat and how I play. My goal is to cause people to stop and think… to stop and question what they think they know.
Honestly, I am somewhat disappointed that I have not made a ‘People of Walmart’ picture ….yet. :) ( I do wear a shirt in Walmart)
However, last week a situation arose that I just had to tell you about in a blog post because it is very ‘telling’ about where we are as a people or should I say sheeple.
I truly do love nature and try to experience as much as I can on a daily basis… my newest most favorite place to experience nature is Beatty’s Ford Park. It provides among other things, a perfect place to watch the sunrise over Lake Norman.
Watching the sunrise on the horizon, over the water is a very powerful experience for me and I love to share pictures of the event. (Click any picture to enlarge)
To obtain this picture (below), I had to walk out into the shallow water about 20-30 yards, I will often stand there for 20-30 minutes taking pictures with different exposures and angles etc.
This park also has a boat ramp where fishermen and recreational boaters can launch.
Just so you know, sound travels much better over water.
I am standing out in the knee deep water, about 20-30 yards off the shoreline. I was a good 40 or 50 yards from the boat ramp.
I heard two men talking as if they were standing right beside me.
Guy 1: “Hey, look at that guy just standing out there in the water.”
Guy 2: ”Yeah, what’s he doing?”
Guy 1 : ” Must be standing out there taking a leak.” … he meant urinating. :)
Guy 2: ”What a nut… he’s just standing out there.”
I then stretched my arms above my head to take a picture of the sunrise at a slightly different angle.
Guy 1: ”Now look at him, he’s holding his hand straight up in the air.”
Guy 2: “Man must be crazy…. it’s a crazy world”.
The conversation continued for several minutes, I was getting a little uncomfortable to be honest. Not that I was threatened, but it would not have surprised me. Then there was this…
Guy 1: “I think he has a camera. Yeah, he does, he’s taking pictures”.
No more words were said. The men got into their boat and sped out on the lake.
Take Home Message
1) Most people who see how I play or eat … think I am CRAZY! … even after they know my story. Most observers are like those men at the boat ramp. They see a man, standing in knee deep water at sunrise and immediately assume I am a ‘nut’.
In case you are new to my blog, I was a formerly obese, drug and insulin dependent diabetic with high blood sugar and now… I am drug and insulin free with non-diabetic normal blood sugar.
Most people are blinded by conformity… blinded by conventional wisdom. Odds are … you are too. Do NOT BE.
Do not listen to those that profit from this continued and failing low fat, high carb, grain based nutritional policy!! Who profits from this??? Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical Industry of course.
2) Only in a society dominated by big corporations can I be considered ‘crazy’ for eating real foods… meats, vegetables, a few nuts and berries.
Only in a society dominated by big corporations can this be considered ‘normal’ food for human beings. This cake picture was taken in the office break room. Foods like this are consumed daily… by millions of people and I am considered crazy….
The food to the right has nothing that our bodies require and many things that are toxic to us… yet if you eat the cake … you are normal.
INDEED! It is a crazy world.
People in the past have called me crazy to my face.
I grin and agree with them… I say, “Yes I am, I am crazy like a fox”. I am drug, grain and medical industry FREE!!!
… and every damn day I THRIVE!!!!!!!!!! and not just survive.
If that is YOUR definition of crazy… then… call me crazy. :)