I’m sucking on a cinnamon Jolly Rancher as I type this, so my point of view may be suspect.
I am loving the study results recently published from Cardiff University in Great Britain. Lead researcher Simon Moore, who specializes in the study of ‘vulnerable youth,’ reported that kids who eat a lot of sugary treats when they are young commit more serious crimes in adulthood.
Apparently Moore found that diet more so than any other environmental or social factor was a predictor for violent behavior later in life. I find this fascinating!
As a child who loved — and continues to love — candy and sugary snacks, I feel like I fall right into Moore’s pool of future violent offenders. And yet — to date, at least — I can’t say that I have done anything to fulfill my destiny of a life of crime.
When I think of all the Hot Tamales and Spice Drops and BB Bats and Kit Kat Carmels and Bit O’ Honey that I have eaten over my lifetime, I should have at the very least held up a 7-11 by now.
Who knows? Maybe I’m saving it all up for murder one. Or I perhaps I will start thermonuclear war!
Hey, I gotta live up to my potential.