Our consciousness developed while food and environment were synonymous.
We did the same thing to ourselves that we do to animals on the farm. We built social structures between us and our food. And we’re only given access in amounts appropriate to how much we do. Now. We earn our living.
My point is, these are not the conditions consciousness developed in. That little ineffable something missing from life, well, its a long story.
We used to have so many stories along with every meal.
Every meal was a vast narrative. A novel.
And in that way, we consumed two meals at once.
One in the mind, and one on the plate.