Two people take $10,000 each. One buys ten-thousand dollars worth of marshmallows. The other puts 2,500 into mortgage payment, 2,500 into a 529 for his kids, 2,500 into a stock index retirement fund, and another 2,500 into a real estate investment course. The marshmallow-buyer stole his money. The investor earned it at his business. They both have zero dollars left in their pockets. Dollars-in versus dollars-out explains all, right? Same difference, right? Quit overcomplicating things, right? It all boils down to dollars, right? It all boils down to calories, right?
Obviously, HOW calories are acquired, metabolized, and distributed matters far more than the amount going in and out. The implications are different. The consequences are different. The transfer is unrelated, in fact.
It’s remarkable that there are still people out there preaching on health and fitness who don’t understand epigenetics and endocrine cascades.