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Is Bigger Really Better Growing up humans are trained to think of food as a reward Every time children do well in a class room the teacher may reward them with a lollipop Therefore children conclude that they will be rewarded with food for good behavior every time Even as children grow up to become independent adults they are conditioned to think of food as a reward After a long day at school or at work some people may go through the drive-thru window of McDonalds to reward themselves for a hard days work This is one of the reasons why Americans are becoming increasingly fat--we reward ourselves with food The fast food businesses realize this and offer larger proportions for a better value therefore causing Americans to become obese and unhealthy In her essay Jean Leedom Wilkensen argues that Americans are obsessed with bigger sizes and larger quantities and that we would rather have too much of something than too little of something She believes that bigger proportions have caused Americans to become obese over 30 larger than their ideal body weight and unhealthy Her theory is that extravagance has become a norm Our cars have evolved from compact and efficient to huge SUVs with large masses of steel She further explains the increase in the size of houses and entertainment systems as well Although the size of a typical family has decreased the need for larger houses has become greater The average American home has tripled from 1000 square feet to 4000 square feet since the 1970s When televisions were first introduced into the household they took the form of small boxes that would be set in the middle of a living room Now televisions may be as big as 60 inches fully equipped with surround sound stereo systems DVD players VCRs and CD players that take up half of the living room Even historically Americans have always had the mentality that bigger
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