The intersection of self-respect and well-being
Not too long ago, American citizens of all races, creeds and colors were a significantly more dignified human species. They were proud of themselves and proud to be Americans. That mega-trend has been reversed. It took more than two generations, but we have come to the point where many Americans — too many — have lost their pride. They don’t respect themselves or their nation. Literally and figuratively, they can hardly stand on their own two feet. Plagued by obesity and other preventable diseases, Americans can barely carry their weight. In the Trends Research Institute's summer edition, we take an in-depth look at this issue - from a diet and nutrition perspective, through a cultural lens, and beyond. My talk will examine this issue and whether this trend will reverse itself.