temptation and french fries vs salad?

Just saw this, but as a preacher, there’s an illustration in here somewhere. A study showed that giving people a healthy option on the fast food menu—a side salad—actually produced more purchases of the least healthy options than without the healthy option listed on the menu. 

Wonder if this applies to other sorts of choices? Moral? Spiritual/religious? Vocational/Career? Hmm. 

h/t: Guy Kawasaki

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One thought on “temptation and french fries vs salad?

  1. Saw that article too… my thought is that if there’s a salad then the fries maybe don’t seem as greasy as if there were only fried foods available?

    Can see a parallel in morality – we make our choices in fairly “relative” ways. If only bad choices are presented, we will choose not to, but if we have one good choice we will still choose something bad, but justify it by saying “it’s not the best choice, but at least it’s not the worst”

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