ADVICE: Pizza Is Healthy

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October 8th, 2014

Dear Andrew,

I love pizza. And I eat lots of it. Now, for the first time in my life, I'm worried that my love of pizza is bad for me. I read some pretty shocking health food articles that focused on eating only natural food, and some of my friends have started giving me a hard time, basically saying that pizza isn't "real food." They say it's poisonous junk that is slowly killing me. They say I should live a more healthy and natural life. That my way of eating isn't part of an "authentic" lifestyle. I'm not severely overweight, and I'm a pretty active and happy person, but now whenever I eat pizza I feel kind of depressed. I know you love pizza as much as I do. How do I keep my love affair with pizza going but also live a good and natural life?

Thanks for your help,
Pondering A Pizza-Less Life

Dear Pondering A Pizza-Less Life,

Pizza is a state of mind. Pizza is way of looking at the world. Pizza is part of a true belief that we as humans can create our own sources of true joy. And the joy that pizza brings is real and tangible. Happiness, from pizza or any number of things, is authentically crucial to our survival and well being, just as much as water or air. Pizza is more than just food; it's a genuine physical and spiritual pleasure. Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza. These are not exaggerations -- these are sincere recognitions of the value pizza has to us as a reliable source of joy.

Just like music isn't just sound, pizza isn't just flour and tomato sauce and cheese. It's a phenomenon with deep meaning for us. Pizza is an invention on the same level as the invention of electric guitar. What makes humanity great is that we can go beyond nature and still have it be a part of our nature -- our natural ability to make new things is a natural part of what makes us supernatural beings.

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This news item was posted on: October 08, 2014