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Originally posted by threewisemonkeys
reply to post by KatieVA
Sorry but, the very best version of themselves according to who? Themselves? Society?
Why don't they do this or that to their children, simple, they do what most parents do. They attempt to program their children to be miniature versions of themselves, and consciously or unconsciously, that includes their vices. Then their kids grow up to be just as superficial as them. Being anal about their health just means they have issues, deep seeded issues.
They are uncomfortable with who they are, so always strive to be "better". But better according to who? What are they trying to prove and to whom? Their Mum? Maybe Daddy didn't love them enough? Maybe their friend "has a nicer figure" so they want to be like them? Tragic.
I eat no end of crap (donuts mmmmm) and smoke like a chimney. Yet I'm perfectly healthy, and you know what, being perfectly healthy is good enough for me. Each to their own I suppose. Don't like my cigarette smoke? Piss off. Simple as that.
edit on 28-2-2013 by threewisemonkeys because: (no reason given)