J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted January 24, 2012

Published in Celebrities, Health

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Where is Warren Buffett? In the 5% or the 95%?

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Everyone knows that Warren Buffett is in the highest levels of the 1%; in fact, he is our wealthiest American---and the third wealthiest in the world. But what about the 5% and the 95%? I am talking about the 5% of us who know that we don't NEED to eat any animal protein to be healthy. In fact, it's our rich Western diet that's literally killing us, our planet and our way of life. Gracing the cover of TIME this week (1-23-12) is the "Oracle of Omaha" himself---with these words:

The Optimist. Why Warren Buffett is bullish on America

World's 3rd Richest Man

In the excellent article by Rana Foorahor, we learn a lot about Mr. Buffett. We learn about his childhood where he read every single book in the Omaha public library by age eleven. And we learn about the importance of conscience, "His father's propensity for acting on the basis of his conscience deeply influenced his son." In other words he cares. For our nation, for the less fortunate and for the world.

My question is this. If he were to understand what our Western diet-style is doing to our health, our planet and the future of our way of life; how would his conscience permit him to not apply his mighty wealth to changing it? Maybe his conscience is not as strong as his appetite. From the article:

Buffett, who has a soft elderly face but moves briskly, stacks a plate high with waffles, bacon and roast beef. Despite his Eisenhower-era diet, which includes 60 oz. of Coke (preferably Cherry) a day, Buffett remains surprisingly thin. "I haven't had a taste of broccoli or asparagus in years!" he boasts. "I formed my thoughts on eating at the age of 5, and I haven't changed them."

Bacon and roast beef? He might feel differently when he learns what's at stake. The definition of conscience, from my online dictionary: an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior: he had a guilty conscience about his desires.

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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com



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