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    How Do You Honestly Feel About Really Obese People?

    Personally I believe that unless you suffer from a hormone problem or an underactive thyroid, to name a couple, most people who are very overweight are so because they put more calories down their throat than they burn up in any given day. So should we sympathize with fat people or should we blame them for eating too much?

    I find it extremely difficult to feel sorry for people who eat far more than they should or need to eat. So I try not to associate with obese people and in that way I don't have to let them know that I am actually repulsed by them.

    What's your take on very overweight people?
    "The embers of our past lives lie smouldering within us awaiting the winds of remembrance to fan them in flames of reality." Dax.

    #2
    I agree that it is usually through their own doing. Although there's a variety of reasons someone might over eat; it's not necessarily just due to laziness.

    I also don't particularly care if someone does that to their own body. I most likely won't be sexually attracted to them, but other than that if someone wants to not take good care of themselves, that's their business.

    I live in the US, so I obviously can't just avoid them. I'd literally be a hermit if I did that.

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      #3
      I like to think I have a rounded opinion on them

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        #4
        Don't have anything against them. Genetic or hormonal issues aside, our culture embraces excess, so I think it gets many of us in one way or another.
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          #5
          How do you feel about anorexic people? Some of them give more to the world in a year than most people are capable of in a lifetime...

          Karen Carpenter - Superstar

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            #6
            Anorexic people at least have a smaller ecological footprint.

            But since it seems to predominantly stem from a plain fear of living life as a normal person or a loss of control I find them at least as sad and often hopeless

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              #7
              Fat people are just like people like myself and I don't eat much.

              I'm a speed freak which is the same thing as gluttony. Both work on the same neurotransmitters.

              I'd rather be a tweaker personally cuz so far it hasn't seemed to fuck up my appearance, but I'm glad I'm an addict so that I won't judge fat people.

              I know what it is like to have no control.

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                I hate to agree, but your argument is on point. I know this as a former speed freak back in the 80s and 90s. For the longest time I was 6 feet tall and no more than 150lbs (just under 11 stones for you limeys). When I was in my mid 30s I was finally done with it. I put on 50 lbs in less than a year, but my erratic heart rhythm went away and my cholesterol fell to normal.

                I figured the checks wrote on my heart would come due in my late 40s or early 50s, but my EKG is normal and I'm still hiking a couple of times a week with a large dog dragging me through the woods. My family also has all the big name problems like heart disease, cancer and a couple of gnarly skin issues. I seem to have inherited none of that.

                OR, all the speed/coke for more than a decade simply burned out all that bad shit! I haven't been sick in 20 years beyond allergies. Could it be that medical science is not telling us everything?

              #8
              Originally posted by Dax View Post
              Personally I believe that unless you suffer from a hormone problem or an underactive thyroid, to name a couple, most people who are very overweight are so because they put more calories down their throat than they burn up in any given day. So should we sympathize with fat people or should we blame them for eating too much?

              I find it extremely difficult to feel sorry for people who eat far more than they should or need to eat. So I try not to associate with obese people and in that way I don't have to let them know that I am actually repulsed by them.

              What's your take on very overweight people?
              My take is that it's just another layer of bigotry that people take advantage of because nobody will accuse them of racism. And because bigotry toward fat people is totally legal. The fact you would use this as a basis for social interaction is not a surprise considering the bigoted manner you have used to present this.

              The moment you feel like you're better than other people, you've shifted into prejudice and bigotry.

              It's also interesting to hear the environmental argument being dragged into fat shaming. The biggest environmental problem has always been human population, and blaming fat people for that, it actually kind of funny. Because it means they're still having babies, so somebody seems to like them!

              It used to be that people didn't sweat this much because we all know fat people die off way sooner than skinny people. But then, most of human population, is skinny people. Fat people are largely a product of wealthier nations, but that's not a rule by any means.

              Perhaps we'll shift into a state where we can finally get rid of people we deem to be useless for these kinds of trite reasons. After all, humans have done exactly this many times throughout history. All it takes is convincing the public that some class of people is a "burden" on the rest. From there, converting those burdens into fuel is a straight line of progression.

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                #9
                Nothing. I usually just walk right past them like i would anyone else. Then forget about them.

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                  #10
                  It just doesn't mean anything to me. What kind of psycho gets deranged over someone not watching their calorie intake?

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                    #11
                    Some of my best friends are overweight, and, at forty, I've got a belly myself.

                    If a girl wants, I'll work out. Not gonna do it for "girls," though. Just "a girl."

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                      #12
                      My initial reaction is revulsion, but I don't have much control over that. My considered opinion is that obesity is not a character flaw so I treat them the same way I treat everyone else. I've had my own problems with excesses of different types.

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by neonspectraltoast View Post
                        It just doesn't mean anything to me. What kind of psycho gets deranged over someone not watching their calorie intake?
                        No shit. Once the depression kicks in and we all see food shortages, those who prepped with blubber will take a lot longer to starve to death than all the skinny whiners surviving on soy burgers and celery shakes!

                        </bigotry>

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by Dax View Post
                          Personally I believe that unless you suffer from a hormone problem or an underactive thyroid, to name a couple, most people who are very overweight are so because they put more calories down their throat than they burn up in any given day. So should we sympathize with fat people or should we blame them for eating too much?

                          I find it extremely difficult to feel sorry for people who eat far more than they should or need to eat. So I try not to associate with obese people and in that way I don't have to let them know that I am actually repulsed by them.

                          What's your take on very overweight people?
                          Dax Why not ask Buddha? He ain't exactly a skinny dude ;-)

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                            #15
                            Fat people are fucking cool.

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