On Diet

In Plato’s Republic, Socrates says that guardians must be given a simple diet so they do not think too much about their health. Physical exercise is sufficient care for the body.

But the more fastidious a man is about his diet, the more likely he is to pay “excessive attention to his body,” and there is “no [greater] impediment” to a man being able to carry out his duty than his constant concern for his health.

2400 years ago, Plato understood us.

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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