I am sure you all have seen the popular ad with the even more popular tagline: “Hunger achhe achhon ko badal deta hai!” (Hunger changes even the best of people.) Well, as I’m sure you must have experienced at some point of time, this is actually quite true. Hunger does affect you in more than one way, and also in ways you cannot imagine or you do not realize. Hunger is literally defined as the state.
The way you behave :
Hunger makes you cranky and irritable and this is as true for little babies as it is for grown men. Hunger irritates your senses and causes so much discomfort that you cannot think or reason things out. Other than killing your rationality, hunger also makes you react on an extreme basis. Remember shouting unnecessarily at someone and then feeling bad about it? Yes, that wasn’t really you talking. It was your discomfort making you react violently to a situation.
The way your body reacts :
Hunger also affects the way your body reacts to things, especially to food. Do you remember a situation when looking at a food item you don’t particularly cherish made you salivate or made you want to eat it? You must have been really hungry. In fact, so hungry that you didn’t even think about whether you like it or not. Hunger, therefore, affects the way your body reacts to food. If you skip three meals, you’ll realize you don’t even feel hungry. Don’t do this, however: prolonged starvation can ruin your internal organs.
The decisions you make :
Hunger definitely affects the way you think as well as what you choose to do. You lose all rationality and go for the option that is most easily available. Have you heard of really poor people not thinking before stealing? Often, they are easily caught. Why, then, do they risk their life and reputation in doing such dangerous things? Part of the answer is, they don’t think about the consequences before doing something; their hunger makes them impulsive.