reply to post by JibbyJedi
NO one is going to live forever.
Let people worry about themselves.
Who says your idea of self concern is MY idea of self concern?
I am so glad you have helped people to lose weight THAT wanted to. People have to want to.
But as for the money and the pain and suffering - this is just my experience - but fat people do die younger and quite often quicker. My mom up and
died when she was 64. She wasn't fat, a bit maybe, but not fat. Never exercised at all.
My dad - total health nut. Himself first. Worked out 3 times a week without fail. Ran nearly every day - was a marathon runner until he got
terrible arthritis in his hips and knees from it.
Spent his life eating steamed veggies and baked chicken. Honey please, no sugar. Got an arrhthmia at 67. He's been in the hospital nearly ALL the
TIME since that time with something - the heart, cellulitis, cancer in his eyeball, I dunno, long list.
If you just look at medical bills - oh boy, if that is the issue, my slightly fat died young ma didn't cost much at all. She went down and died,
nice and quick, exit stage left.
We're ALL gonna DIE. Bein' skinny isn't a gaurentee - it's just an odds game and you are playing the odds wrong if you are fat. BUT IT IS just
All this...it isn't about health, cause no one cares about fat people much - they really don't. Look at the stats- docs don't like to take care of
em. Society shuns them. Calls em names. It ain't about their health.
This is a lot of propaganda and it's about having kids fit for the armies, and keeping down medical cost for insurance companies (they think, jokes
on them, IMO), or finding a way to squeeze money out of medicare medicaid for this COUNSELING - and the big one...taxes. Let's find a way to add a
tax to something A LOT of people like....SUGAR! SODA!
Oh yeah - nearly every restaurant in the COUNTRY serves SODA, let's go after THAT.
MONEY MONEY MONEY
Don't even pretend that this is about caring for folks.
IF YOU cared about your friends and helped - that's how it needs to be done.
Govt don't give a flying flip about you. People still believe that? Do they think their local reps even know their names? And if the medical field
CARED - there wouldn't be all the stats from surveys saying how much they detested caring for fat people.
...and I don't think it's a good thing to keep telling a group that they are definitely going to die, or insinuating that maybe if you watch your
weight and you are GOOD, you won't!
Because NO one knows that for sure for anyone. My dad is still puzzled over why he has heart problems. He will say "but I always took care of
myself. I always ran..." and my friend's husband is the perfect weight and has diabetes, and he is SO mad. There is REALLY no rules that say x=y.
It is all odds.