Sweet potato fries


I am having lots of thoughts about sweet potato fries. I know that they are neutral.

C: orange root vegetables sliced and cooked in hot oil exist on this planet

I have two categories of thoughts about this:
1. personal thoughts (ie: I shouldn’t eat those but I want to)
2. societal thoughts (ie: sweet potato fries are the work of an evil food industry out to get us, capitalism is evil, etc.)

The first category I think I can handle. But the second category has me in a tailspin.

C: orange root vegetables sliced and cooked in hot oil exist on this planet
T: This is the work of an evil food industry designed to get us addicted to hyperpalatable foods
F: Outraged and blaming
A: Rail against industry, tell myself not to eat the processed food they make, research social media accounts that agree with me, give a lot of attention to food and industry, I create feelings of separation and division, avoid processed foods, live in a state of judgment, I feel cognitive dissonance (because I want to eat sweet potato fries, wtf!)
R: I give my power to the food industry to “addict me”, I am addicted to my thoughts about the food industry

I don’t like this model, and I do it for many industries (ie: diet industry, pharmaceutical, tech, etc.). The main thought is “they don’t give a f*ck about us”.

I would like to feel less outraged and blaming because, well, that doesn’t feel very good. But I’m having a hard time getting to neutral. I think ultimately I’d like to come to a state of aware acceptance.

I actually don’t even fully know where to start. Some thoughts for critique:

– I don’t feel neutral about the food industry right now, and that’s okay (or, should I be doing this about capitalism? About sweet potato fries?)
– I don’t feel neutral about the food industry right now because I have thoughts about the food industry that create feelings of outrage
– My thoughts about the food industry feel true, but they are just words in my brain that I have frequently thought
– I don’t see how to feel differently about the food industry right now, and that’s okay – I can change my thoughts when the time is right
– I notice I keep thinking that “the food industry is evil”, and that’s okay – these are well practiced thoughts
– Sometimes I want to feel outraged at the food industry, and sometimes I want to feel something else
– It is okay to feel outrage in my body – it is a vibration that I am capable of fully experiencing and it can be useful
– Outrage can be useful, and other feelings can be useful, too

I think the behaviour I want to see around the food industry is that *I* choose when and what foods to eat, I am in complete control, I am not addicted to processed foods, I take advantage of convenience foods when I want to. I don’t give my power to the industry to create a food “addiction” in me.

I don’t know man, I just feel like these industries are so manipulative and are just trying to get us addicted for profit and control. I know that is another thought.

Where should I go with this?

Maybe “these industries exist, they are reflective of the state of consciousness of society, nothing has gone wrong, I choose to be very conscious about the ways in which I engage with their services.”

I don’t know. I still just think “These industries are evil”.

Suggestions?