Re: “Daily Prompt: Live to Eat”

Hi humans.

Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. What about you? How far would you trav­el for the best meal of your life?


I’m definitely the type of person who eats to live, rather than living to eat. Although I like snacking and attend almost every event I can where I get free food, the reasons behind my actions tend to be more utilitarian rather than liking food (such as saving time or money).

I tend to take a careless approach to eating – I eat what’s available, and tend not to particularly seek out special foods. If I don’t have easy access to food, I might sometimes opt out of a meal, or just drink some water instead.

My parents like to go out and eat at restaurants, and a lot of restaurants to which we go together are about an hour or so away. Even in those situations, I think the traveling distance is too far, so, addressing the second part of the question, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t travel much for food, even if I were to be offered the best meal of my life.

I think the main reason behind this is that once I finish the meal, the experience is over, and I don’t have a particular preference for short-term enjoyment; I tend to be more attracted to things that have a more long-term or permanent effect on my future pleasure or comfort.