Stealing sweets is something totally different from buying them. I personally love eating stolen food, I don’t mind accepting it. But there is something that I observed while eating stolen food or free food.
Stolen and Free
Well, you don’t pay to steal. You steal it because you wanted it, may be not because of your hunger, but because of that pleasure of eating something which is stolen. I noticed the effect when I was at Kodaikanal eating bunch of Pear’s. Also I noticed it when I became too sad for missing birthday laddu (an Indian sweet) from the store manager underneath my office.
I believe that we all have the money to buy at least 1kg of Laddu. Also, different types of sweets are available around the corners of every Indian streets, but still that one laddu made me feel sad.
I wasn’t the only one though
Proverb 9:17 — “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!”
Brain chemicals baby
I started investigating about free food or stolen food. I thought of writing it down here and the answers are obvious. It’s just because of the pleasure hormone known as Dopamine.
It’s not because of the difference of taste, in fact you could buy tastier sweets from the stores, but it won’t pickup with the one you stolen. There are many other brain chemicals and reactions happening while you’re stealing and when you’re eating.
You can relate this with some other scenarios like,
- Eating when you’re too hungry
- Getting more tastier food than expected, for the price you paid.
- Getting a surprise complimentary breakfast from your hotel
All these situations adds up more taste to the food and it’s simply because of your brain chemical reactions. You feel better, you feel good and you feel happier with those types of food (either stolen or free).
and it’s interesting.
Being frank, I’m a foodie. Those who know me really well wouldn’t be surprised about that fact, but others who always judge me by my size will surely be. Anyways, that’s the end of this story, I’ll put some more pepper into this omelette when I get more researched data. Eat healthy 🍪
Disclaimer : Inspiration is good, but do not steal food from hotels or supermarkets after reading this article. I’m not (seriously not) going to answer the call. Please!