Is Empathy only present if you are well and well fed?

Starvation Diet. What is it?

Mmmmmm chocolate, Mmmmmm sandwich, Mmmmmm doughnuts, Mmmmmm beer. Spoilt for choice. Trying to resist. When I resist I put the money in a pot. When the pot is full I send it (the money, not the pot) to somebody who needs it to survive. The art comes about through the documentation of the process, here and in other places. There is no end to this project.

4 Dec 2009

The Process of starvation diet

Every time I resist buying a bad food stuff be it snack or meal I will put the amount of money saved in a pot. The pot of money will be counted up from time to time and that amount of money given to a charity which supports starving or malnourished people. As an ex catholic I think that the deep guilt of buying that chocolate bar and thus depriving those in bad conditions will help me resist. I have only ever lost weight when my focus has been elsewhere, when I was running about after my son, during ichy sticky break ups or when too busy with work or worry to eat. I think that this way of doing things will allow me to focus not on the hunger I feel of the fact that I am hard done to without that ice cream or cake but on the hard fact that people starve so that I can eat more. I may loose some weight but if not at least somebody will be benefiting from my new restraint.

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