Readers: Set aside your opinions and preconceptions on food policy for a brief moment and read the following (not entirely hypothetical) dialog:
Person A: There's got to be a way to stop all these greedy corporations from making soda. They spend billions on advertising. They waste [science-y sounding number] liters of water for every liter of soda they produce. Worst of all, they exploit us for profit, and they're making us all fat!
Person B: Well, okay, don't drink soda then.
Person A: But this isn't for me! It's for people who don't know any better. These drinks are incredibly unhealthy, and there are uneducated people out there who don't even know it! We have to change our standards to get away from these liquid calories... we've got to do something!
Readers, what's your take on Person A's thought process? Do you consider it to be empowered? Logical? Do you consider Person A's behavior here to be arrogant in any way--or even narcissistic?
There's a lot happening in this short conversation, and I want to hear your take on the dynamics that you see. Share your thoughts below!
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