Recently I was talking with a friend about those who are more larger endowed around the midsection, and other areas... fat people. Obese, overweight, whatever you call it for anyone who is skinny impaired. Now before I continue I am not some muscle head, 20 pack, fresh out of Jersey, in fact I could lose some fat percentages, however good news! I hate my body, but am in the process of fixing this imperfection!
Back on subject! While we were at work we tend to see a variety of people each day, and one thing that always sticks to me are the ones who let themselves go. While I would never say this to their face, it did come up in some conservation, and I mentioned "I can't believe how anyone could let themselves get to that state of health". After I mentioned this he jokingly said I was discriminating against anyone who is overweight, while the exact context was not referring to their sex, age, or race I got to thinking how it is becoming more and more common, "normal", to be fat. Here is the part where I insert some statistic about how 50 years ago people were not fat.
The question I am asking is should this ideal of letting fellow members of society gorge themselves on food be acceptable? I personally think it should be acceptable, as if someone wants to do that to themselves, more power to them. While it is my own choice to do what I do, I do not believe anyone should make solo personal life-changing decisions due to pressure from others. I do think it is gross, but I have many friends who are fat and happy, and many who are skinny and sad. The point being do what you want to do with yourself, and face the consequences good or bad!