Persuasive Essay On Eating And Eating

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Eating has evolved with humans as more than just a mere act of survival. Today we have varying styles of cuisine that span across nations and the cultures within them. Furthermore, we all have differing tastes, opposing techniques and flavors that we have grown up on. While cooking and eating may have began as a path of exploration and freedom, we now have unwritten restrictions as to what is and is not ok to eat. As an example, within our society options like insects, pet-like animals, rats, rotting foods, tongues, and even testicles are among some foods that are considered taboo and would break our norms, or might even cause revulsion. While we may not realize it, our society strongly dictates exactly what we like to eat every day. Some …show more content…
While mayo is a widely accepted food in our society, it is only acceptable in small amounts. As a condiment, it would be viewed as foul to eat it in large portions. The wafer dipping sticks looked almost identical to a brand of dog treats that we found while shopping. Dog treats are generally not consumed by people. Lastly, we put the blue Gatorade in a plastic spray bottle. Not wanting to specifically put it into a Windex bottle, we took a Windex sticker and just stuck it to the outside of our clean one. This one was a bit drastic in regards to edible social norms, but I wanted to have a little more fun with it than just eating a jar of fake mayo and dog …show more content…
My second expectation was that quite a few people would discuss what I was doing in their individual groups without acting on their feelings beyond verbalizing them. I also felt as though I would receive quite a bit of civil inattention, but that wasn’t something I could observe unless I actually knew what people were thinking if they saw me and what I was eating. I figured at least a couple of people might come up to speak to me, but I did not expect that to happen often, if it were to happen at all. I chose this violation specifically because I expected to be left alone and not have to make conversation with anyone, so if I were to hypothesize otherwise I would be contradicting

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