Decadent Americans

Decadent: (noun) a luxuriously self-indulgent person

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Decadent: (noun) a luxuriously self-indulgent person

Decadent Americans; today waste more food than some people could imagine around the globe. People do not think twice about it. A few weeks ago, a server; starts taking pictures of the food that people waste. Of course, this is something that many people cannot stand because people who work hard for their money do not allow their children to waste food at all. When we were growing up, it was a sin to waste; this much; food without remorse for how other people in other countries and even here are suffering from the lack of food. Yet here are the Americans wasting food as if it is nothing. It is amusing, especially when you ask them if they would like a Togo box for their food, and they decline because they are on vacation. Even people who live within the area decline on taking food home because they do not care. Wasteful people will soon know what it is like not to have food. A year or so ago, a girl had to take an elective course so, she picked a history class. In one of the assignments, the students had to pick out a film during the depression and write an essay on it. The girl chose “The Grapes of Wrath” and her children sat with her while she watched the film. This movie depicted how life was during “The Great Depression” and how they traveled to California with little to no food, losing family members along the way. In the real world, you would not like to watch people waste this food instead of taking it home to eat later on when they get the urge to eat something.  

Most people do not care how much they spend on the food that they eat. They will order what they want and how much they want regardless of the consequences. Throughout; the course of a shift, a server watches as several families come in and order their children’s food, regardless of whether or not the child eats the food that he or; she orders. Every day pounds of food will end up in the garbage with no concern about the starving people in other countries. Every day on the television, you will see at least one commercial that talks about the children in other countries who are malnourished, ribs showing, clothes falling off, and then you look at the decadent Americans that waste daily. Do the Americans not care anymore; what they waste or, maybe people do care. People do not worry about what is going on? There will come a time in everyone’s life when Americans will wish they had not thrown out any of the food, especially when hard times come as they did during “The Great Depression”.

The server watches another day of wasteful people in the world because the consumer could not finish what they had ordered. People do not understand that other people in other countries are starving. While; the Americans are throwing out food because people only think about themselves. In researching; the internet for the top countries starving for food, the results show Asia, Ex-Soviet Republics, Pacific Islands, Afghanistan, North Korea, and Sudan. Americans today have so much when people in other countries do not have enough work, food, and access to productive resources like water and other resources to help their families survive. Millions of children die in these countries due to malnutrition and lack of water. However, you sit here and see decadent Americans buy whatever they want when they want; of course, it is their money, and people can use it the way that they would like to. One day a family came in and ordered a full rack of ribs for their son regardless of whether or not the child would eat all of it. The child ate half of the ribs, and the family did not want to take it with them. So the server had to throw out half a rack of ribs and the sides that the child left on the plate. Back in the old days, children did not order for themselves because the parents did the ordering, and if you did not eat it, they took it home, and when you were hungry, that is what they gave you.

Amazingly, studies show that the world is overweight; and obese. Moreover, people continue to eat what they want, and it does not affect them like it affects others. No matter what anyone says or does, people are still going to eat what they want. People are going to order the things that they want because they can. However, people do not think about the consequences of their actions until it is too late.

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