I'm watching the news and they are talking about overweight persons being changed more on Public buses because the extra weight adds to the extra wear and tear on the Bus. Now, I don't think we should be saying "you're fat - pay more" but they were interviewing someone who said "They shouldn't have to pay more just because they are fat. Fat people can't help being fat, it's just how they are, they don't get a choice."
Now, to me, it's this "you can't help it" attitude which has lead us as a nation down the path of obesity. It's an excuse. Of course not everyone can be a size 6, but there is no reason that obesity should be the issue it is. Don't get me wrong, I understand it can be hard to have a job, and home and a family and still have time for proper diet and exercise. I myself an overweight. BUT, because I'm overweight I better than anyone understand how that "it's not their fault" excuse, as well as others, make it so easy to end up this way and diminish the drive to get health once we are this way.
Should we, as a society, be making less collective excuses and instead start to celebrate the beauty of a healthy figure?
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