“Both liberalism and fundamentalism are never satisfied. They will always demand more. It will never be enough. If you live for them, prepare to be unhappy.”
Dan Dewitt from twitter
I think I’ve talked about this here before but my wife and I used to be “raw food vegans.” It wasn’t a diet – it was a descent into a lifestyle that would have ultimately led us to scratching out our existence by eating rotting apples and trying to go stretches of living at the height of food purity: breatharianism or literally not eating. Just to make this clear; this is LUNACY.
My point being; I’ve known what it’s like to go down a fundamentalist road and it’s not pretty. There is no end, it just keeps asking more of you. Dan uses the word “unhappy” here but I think it’s meant in the extreme. I don’t think he means that you’ll be mildly uncomfortable, I think he means you’ll give and give and never reach the enlightenment you’re searching for.
I wish I would have some of this insight when I was juicing 5lbs of carrots a day. May God grant me insight when dealing with matters way loftier than what I eat.