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@juliaw finally something we agree on! I am excited to see that you are recognizing how government often times has good intentions, and fails to see that the actions they take accomplish the exact opposite of what they set out to do.

This is the perfect example of how idealism rather than practicality and reality is detrimental to society. When people care more about their ideology, rather than the actual outcomes of their actions, we have a serious problem. People assumed that calorie labeling was going to be a great thing, everyone would be healthier, but it was like putting a bandaid on the larger issue at hand.

As you mentioned, people need to take responsibility for their own health, that can only happen if they choose to educate themselves.

When you ask the government to step in, and “make life easier” so that we dont have to educate ourselves, nothing will change. This is the perfect example of that. The people tried to rely on the government, but didn’t realize that the private sector is now limited because of these regulations, and now we will have calorie labeling, but we will have worse food choices.

Take control of your own life and your own destiny, educate yourself! Great post.

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