Back in the ’60s, practically everyone smoked, including the family doctor. Smoking cigarettes was normal.
Obviously, being normal didn’t make it a good idea, or a generally healthy habit, but we didn’t know any better.
Beliefs and trends come and go. We often see most clearly through hindsight.
Today we’ve replaced half the ingredients in the health food store with almond flour, soy protein, and sugar alcohols.
We eat meat grown in labs because it’s been touted as healthy by the people who make money when you buy it.
More generally, we do whatever the current culture says is normal.
And so the question is:
Are we moving in the right direction?
Or will our grandchildren look back and shake their heads?