Hint: It is the same country that pays you for being obese.
In economics there is a rule: you get what you pay for. When you pay people to be obese; when you support people’s obesity, you get obesity.
Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men, governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity? But is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than of face and stature.
- Thomas Jefferson
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