Wednesday, February 24, 2010

That Lean and Hungry Look

One contradiction that the author makes is that thin people oppress their feelings. They do not act loud and obnoxious and focused on appearance where as fat people do not care about appearance and do not care about the same things that "thin" people do. This is contradictory because all people are self conscious about stuff and I'm sure that many large people are conscious about what people say about them.

"Thin people believe in logic. Fat people see all sides. The sides fat people see are rounded blobs, usually gray, always nebulous and truly not worth worrying about. But the thin persons persist." if you consume more calories than you burn," says one of my thin friends,"you will gain weight. Its that simple." Fat people always grin when they hear statements like that. They know better.

This is important because many people see an overweight person and automatically think that they are larger than normal because all they do is eat. Fat people rarely grin when they hear comments like that because truly they know that there is not much that they can do about it. and deep down many of the comments hurt. "She says that people say the business about the jolly fat person is a myth, that all of us chubbies are neurotic, sick, sad people." In many ways, some people use eating is a means of release.

1 comment:

Kelsey Tiberi said...

I have to agree with you on that fat people are not really consious of themselves. I have not really seen or known alot of over weight people who are happy, up beat.