A Modest Proposal Essay
I was watching a TV show the other day about obesity, and they were talking about all the different ways to reduce obesity in America, and as they were discussing the ideas to deal with this problem I thought of one myself.
The government should organize a yearly competition in which all the obese people in America are obligated to compete, and all of those who don’t make it through the event are sent to Africa, so that their bodies can feed the starving children of the region.
The benefits that can be achieved by doing this are immense, since it could both, reduce obesity to a minimum, and help the starving people in Africa.
The competition would consist of a 10 kilometer obstacle race, which would include a gravel pit, cargo nets, climbing walls, and slides. The objective for those competing, is to finish the track in less than two hours, and those who don’t finish in time or don’t finish at all will be send as food to Africa.
Scientific research has been made over the problem of obesity in the US, and the numbers thrown, by this research, indicate that the amount of obese people in the United States of America is around 100.000.000 people, which makes almost one third of the population.
Through this procedure, we can make Americans care about their health and fitness, which would lead to a better alimentation, an improvement in the lifestyle of almost every person in the United States, and even achieve an increase in the average life span of the population.
I’m almost certain that most people would do this, since nobody would want to be put in this race for fear of losing their lives if they don’t make it through the race track in time.
This idea might even be good for economy, since the number of people in the United States would be reduced by the millions, inflation would drop severely, lowering prices all over the country, and you could even raise billions by televising the event. If those boring