It is a sin, a crime to be overweight, well not literally but people make sure to let you know you are fat and disliked by them. And I am ranting because one of my best friends was called fat, and I am upset.
Although I agree that the more weight we put on the more distress we put on our bodies, but that is no reason to be hurtful towards people who have an eating problem. No one is perfect in this world, no one. Even the most handsome man or the most beautiful woman has something s/he needs to change or work on to be a better human being.
Torturing overweight people is one of the last acceptable forms of bigotry.
What’s the harm, you ask? If the women are fat, why object to being called that? Well what if the receipt had read group of cripples or three ugly guys? If it is the truth, then what is the harm… right? What if all of your receipts highlighted your appearance shortcomings? Would it be so funny then?
The lack of empathy and compassion for those dealing with a weight problem has become frightening. Yes, it is frightening that people feel it is fine to harass, insult, and bully an overweight person. This is the type of behavior you would expect from bratty out of control children or from ignorant and hateful uneducated adults.
Those who attack fat people are bullies and predators, pure and simple.
The fact is that you won’t make your light shine any brighter by blowing out someone else’s light. Pay attention to your own plate. There is not a doubt in my mind that those vicious bullies who pick on fat people are miserable and have lives filled with a history of rocky relationships. Those who are happy and content don’t feel the need to victimize others.
I think that we can be beautiful just the way we are if we have TRUE compassion and kindness in our hearts towards ourselves and others. And seriously, being ignorant and disrespectful just make people really ugly in my eyes. So stop the bullying, yes?