Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Word is she got better...
I had yet another funky conversation with B last night about his ultimate hate of fat people. He says life is slated against them. He says people have their predjudices and it prevents these weight-challenged individuals from getting what they want in life, be it money, jobs, dates, whatever. I butted in that it was because of people like him, with these predjudices, that fatter people have a harder time. That if he and others didn't think this way then there wouldn't be a problem. He said it was an excuse to let them off the hook for being lazy. And well, he's right. Some people are overweight because they ARE lazy. But not everyone. And why should their weight prevent them from getting what they want...or even have anything to do with their success in life? But then again...why are we so concerned with weight if it really isn't that big of a deal? Is society predjudiced about fat people enough to prevent them from getting what they really want? Are most of them just lazy and that's really why they don't get what they want? Is it their fault or society's fault for putting that sort of pressure on everyone to look a certain way?
Btw-in case you've been hiding in a bomb shelter, Whitney Houston is not thin in the above picture for an eating disorder but for a nasty coke habit...allegedly.