I’m planning on starting a fast soon, in about two weeks. At first, my reason for wanting to fast was basically wanting to know what real hunger feels like. Then I started reading up on safe ways to fast and watching videos about people who had fasted in the past, and came to realize that fasting can be considered a cleansing ritual (mind, body, soul, that type of thing—not something I’m really into). Of course, the repercussions of an extended fast are nasty as are some of the physical and mental effects during the fast period. Even so, I still want to try it.
Ten days of water-fasting. A modern luxury for an american university student. And it really is a luxury.