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Day 116: Foodie Thoughts

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Why is food so important in our life? Well, for one it gives us energy to sustain here on earth, give us some energy to work, move, breath and thus, live. From a cultural stand point food also becomes a very important aspect in determining the culture of that society (or country). It is also the first thing that drives consumption. As we know from Maslow's hierarchy we as human beings look for or yearn for various needs at different levels. When we begin, what we yearn (and in turn earn) for is food and shelter. Our biological needs become the most important. Thus, buying food becomes essential for survival. We hunted, then we cooked, then we started bartering, then selling.

Yes, we love other things in life too. We love hugs, we love meeting people, relationship, smile, entertainment and all that. But without food and water, we probably would never be happy and healthy to enjoy those other needs or things in life. It is such an interesting fact that food shapes our culture and our thoughts in many ways. All this is usually tied to the geographical and climatic presence of that country or state. Food thus connects us as a group, as a community, as a family, and in short creates relationship. While having dinner with a couple of our friends tonight, we found how easy it was to talk about everything and anything just with food. Food has always played an important part in the consumer culture. It shapes how we as human beings associate various things with food. Food invokes nostalgic memories, creates economy, helps team work, creates health, provides more reasons to smile, helps start conversation, provides employment, shows you care, and what not! Food is also one way we all connect- irrespective of our language or race. Let's always sprinkle more love in our food to relish and cherish. 
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