Please Don’t Ruin Thanksgiving

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Today, exactly three weeks before Thanksgiving, marks the official beginning of Thanksgiving planning, and the unofficial assault on the greatest holiday ever created.

Low-fat turkey gravy. Low-carb turkey stuffing. Sugar-free cranberry dressing.

What. The. Hell.

Beyond the historical significance taught to all second graders, resonated by pilgrim salt and pepper shakers on tables across America, Thanksgiving is the one day a year when you are allowed to pig out and pass out. Want to eat a plate of stuffing the size of your head? Go ahead. Want to stick a straw in the gravy boat? Perfectly acceptable.

But for some reason, this Frankenstein’s monster of a population that is half obese and half fitness nut thinks that Thanksgiving is a good day to bust out those healthy recipes.

Sure, eating 12,000 calories in one day (plus however long it takes to eat all the leftovers) may add a few pounds. But isn’t that the point? It’s a feast for Gumby’s sake!

Unless you have a very good reason like type-1 diabetes, save your low-fat, low-carb, no-sugar-added recipes for every other day of the year. Go the gym, ride your bike, take a walk every other day of the year. That way, one day of eating like Mama June won’t really matter.

Please stop ruining Thanksgiving with your disgusting recipes.


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu (translated the old sage or master) is traditionally known as the father of Taoism. He lived during China's Warring States period and worked as an archivist at the emperor court. There he met Confucius himself with whom he talked about rites. Rites were the subject-matter of Confucius and Confucianists. Taoism didn't bother with such themes pointing to society, morals and ethics. Therefore the dialogue of these two masters shows a clear demarcation between their specific doctrines. Lao Tzu preached the retirement and seclusion, while Confucius insisted on the practicing the humanhood as the main virtue of a civilized person, and on personal education. Later on, disguised by the court decline of morals, Lao Tzu would left his job and departed to West. He was asked by the Guardian of the Pass to write a book and thus come into being the Tao Te Ching (translated as The Classic of Tao and Te). Tao and Te are basic concepts in Taoist philosophy. Related one to each other they pointed to the Supreme Power in the Universe and its features. Bio adapted from