Today was cold and disagreeable. Google says the high was 38, but it is 31 now. But, I looked at last year and the high was 30, low 9. I guess today is a little better than that.
I downloaded 3 books to read. The first was Ma Yan a diary of a 13 year old Chinese girl. It was somewhat interesting. Her life was so very hard trying to go to school with only one bowl of rice a day to eat much of the time. She is saying that she needs to go to school so she can have a career and get her family out of their poverty. It does not sound to me like there was much hope of a better life for her. But then a French journalist comes to the village, Ma Yan's mother gives him her diary. He gets the diary published. Ma Yan and other children of the village get help going to school and food in excess of one bowl of rice a day. Ma Yan later gets to go to Paris and attend a University. Her life is so much different today all because her mother gave her diary to a stranger.
If the stranger had not taken such an interest in her and her plight, it is likely she would be working the fields like her mother still existing on a bowl of rice a day.
If you watch the video you might notice that no one there has a problem with obesity.