posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 01:23 AM
reply to post by Screwed
I believe you can show concern for people you do not know, I believe it's good to show concern for people you do not know but I believe that you can
show that concern by educating about obesity without singling out an individual that you do not know. This makes it so that it can not be misconstrued
as something personal.
In truth it shouldn't need to be that way but obese people have been subject to names like lardo, fatso, pig so many times that even constructive
criticism from someone you don't know often feels hurtful now.
Again this is only my opinion, not the end all be all, and in truth, you and the other poster, boncho I believe is the name, have been quite fair and
have not resorted to "name calling" per say. You've brought up good points that even I, as an overweight person, can agree with. I'm just trying
to present the other side of the equation.
I think if posts like "lardo" "fatso" "disgusting pig" hadn't have cropped up I would not have felt the need to become so defensive. And did
apologize to another poster earlier about seeming confrontational.
All people who do not think obesity is a-okay are not my enemy, heck if I thought obesity was the greatest thing in the world I wouldn't have lost
weight to begin with. I'm only advocating tact and increased awareness of others feelings. And am trying to discourage gross generalizations that
have cropped up in this thread.
But as I said this is only my opinion.