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#122333 - 11/07/06 12:28 PM this may be - a big idea - and confronting but
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americans compared to the canadians i saw

are a lot... heavier...

now i had some weight from depression before going up - but once there - i lost it - really fast -

and now back down here - the weight is coming back

...?

i have found my day to day life - here - though challenging and 'growthful' - siginicantly less satisfying than up there -

so much beauty and kindness -

and relating - there -

it's really like being on a hamster wheel - no time for anything -

?

it's not so fun -

when americans had more of their older culture - they weren't so heavy -

now look at this place???

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#122334 - 11/07/06 02:55 PM Re: this may be - a big idea - and confronting but
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Now people just sit all the time, sit in their cars going someplace instead of walking as they do a lot in Europe, sit in their offices, at their computers, at tv, etc. In Europe they walk so much because the gas is so darn expensive and the streets are narrow and they have the subway systems and trains. And though they do have tempting bakeries, people most of the time walk there and walk some more while they eat, and there is lots of beautiful scenery to bike or hike to. I think there is more active socializing there too in a way, not just email, they have cool cafes to meet at for coffee/tea, they take breaks during the work day and close the shops for a siesta or tea or whatever. They take lots more vacation time off than we can and they enjoy 4-hour long meals at home every now and then (I can personally attest to this since my husband is from Europe!)

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#122335 - 11/08/06 05:22 PM Re: this may be - a big idea - and confronting but
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O well, also in Europe people get heavier and heavier.

It's true though, that it is more normal to use your bycicle or walk somewhere where in usa they would take their car.

But why is that? Holland is only very small, most things you need like shops, the city center, school, even often your job, etc, are withing walking/bycicle distance. Also Holland is flat so perfect for bycicles.

While in the usa much more often it is just to far to walk/bike somewhere.

Btw they only have long lunchbreaks and 4 hours meals in the southern countries, like spain and Italy.

Also because everything is reachable by either train/bus, bike/walking, it is not common for people that study, or just started working to have a car.

But again, also in Europe people get more fat as well.

Alexander.

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#122336 - 11/08/06 07:14 PM Re: this may be - a big idea - and confronting but
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it is sad to hear that.

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#122337 - 11/08/06 07:48 PM Re: this may be - a big idea - and confronting but
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In Russia, people are not heavy because of fat, cars, TV or anything relating to the USA, Canada, or Europe.

In Russia people are poor, they move by their legs, by public transport (the metro, busses, etc.), and these people are not fat because they don't have an opportunity to eat a lot, but they are angry and afraid of the future.

Yes, people fear the future in Russia, and they fear the present moment as well. They are heavy in this respect. However, I know a lot of people who are light spirits.

These poeple are not heavy at all, and they are deep thinkers. They are not afraid, and they welcome challenge - because they can eat well and use cars sometimes. lol

\:\) Alexey

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#122338 - 11/09/06 02:03 PM Re: this may be - a big idea - and confronting but
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in the us the children are getting fat so they become fat adults ,in a way the govt. is at fault because people on public assistence eat better than those who work .

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