posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 03:35 PM
What is with this sudden hatred towards overweight people? With all the things going on the world, everything from our economy, wars, country falling
apart, gang violence in cities, etc why is it there some growing trend of making the overweight seem evil? I'm in pretty good shape myself, but I've
never been compelled to feel I'm superior to anyone who is heavier than I am. Who am I to judge, I'm far from perfect myself. I've grown up with
chubby kids and they grew out of it, even the ones who had overweight parents. I've also known some who were very active and athletic in their youth
to throughout high school, but now are over weight. There is enough information out there for people to educate themselves on eating healther and
exercising. This can be found on the internet, tv, movies, magazines and even classmates, the local Y or even the next door neighbor.
I've been seeing a lot of attempts to try to control what people eat, it's wrong, people have every right to eat what they want. If a kid wants a
candy bar, or a freakin cake with some ice cream, let him/her have it. Everybody grows up with a mind that they can choose to use or not, so if these
kids aren't taught by their parents healthy ways, they'll probably find their own way. Kids should be taught how to think for themselves, not be
told they are a freak because they enjoy a candy bar. And this hate towards overweight people needs to cease, as does the growing discrimination. Most
of all, governments need to stay out of peoples business as do people need to stay out of peoples business.
[edit on 24-2-2009 by itinerantseeker]