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Originally posted by MikhailBakunin
bullies? isn't this grade school stuff?
in real life... doesn't bullying take part in our everyday things... on a much larger scale... in the corporate world... anything involving money....
You don't have to call someone "fat" to be a "bully"....
Originally posted by Echo007
All i see is another attempt to say we need to regulate the internet and have a internetID all to "protect" kids. If you want to protect kids on the internet, don't give them unrestricted access to the net, don't allow them to make a facebook account that only teaches them share personal info online.
To truly understand why overweight people are the way they, let's see you put on a fat suit and live as a fat person. You'll see how they are treated day in and day out.
And when you experience being treated this way for years and years, you tend to develop problems.
Oh, but it's all their fault.
Yeah, that's what the bullies always say when they dump a nerd in a dumpster or a locker.
There will always be people that disagree with you, don't like you, criticize you, etc... It's up to the person to decide if this matters or not. Overweight people that are confident are no different than nerdy people that are confident, are no different than _______ that are confident. If you let things people do or say affect who you are, then you're setting yourself up, sorry. There are plenty of people all shapes, sizes and colors that are quite happy with who they are. And "bullying" is a non-issue with them because they don't let it bother them...
Even the strongest of people can have their bad days, regardless. And when you experience years of constant bullying, even the strongest of people can breakdown.
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
reply to post by Catacomb
I didn't say I smoke. Where are you getting that from?
You're mixing up posters and framing information INcorrectly. I don't smoke, do drugs, or engage in any dangerous activity. I have an occasional drink on some Fridays. I lift four days a week and walk or jog a mile back and forth from the gym. I'll address your other claims shortly. Be sure, when quoting people, that you know who you're talking to.
EDIT: I just read the rest of your post. I'm not going to school you about unspoken vs enumerated societal norms. That you should know.
Also, correct your post if you quote me, because you're framing me to be something that I'm not, health wise. I take pride in my health.edit on 3-10-2012 by TheOneElectric because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by neo96
Obesity is genetic some people can do everything in the world and still not live up to someone elses expectations.
That emailer should know better.