Body-Positivity: WHY are we making it okay to have morbid/fatal health issues?!

Updated on July 20, 2018 in Issues
6 on June 18, 2018

Talk to me. I want everyone to love themselves and be happy and life their best life, but being morbidly obese is KILLING YOU.

Don’t get me wrong, if someone can be obese and have 0 health problems related to their weight (high blood pressure/choloestorol, diabetes, etc.) then BY ALL MEANS be happy, love yourself and live your best life my friend!

But don’t kill yourself! I’m not saying everyone needs to weight 3lbs and have toned bodies, I just think while it’s so important to love yourself and have confidence, it’s also important to be aware of your health and to maintain a healthy AND happy lifestyle!

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0 on July 9, 2018

There is no such thing as 0 health problem when you’re over weight. They have health problems. They just fail to associate them with their weight. Even if they are just mentally unhealthy. Emotionally unhealthy. Being fat is damaging either physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. And if they think they’re smart enough to claim genetics for their weight (or even it’s true) then they’d be smart enough to realize they should never had kids and pass those problems on. If your health problems are genetic, DO NOT HAVE KIDS. Why put a child through the same abuse just cause you “wanna have kids”? Stop being selfish and start thinking about humanity as a whole.

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4 on July 12, 2018

it’s not that we’re making it ok it’s that, what good is you judging someone gonna do for them? they already know they’re unhealthy you judging them for it isn’t gonna help them seek treatment it’s gonna make them ashamed of themselves. if someone doesn’t love themselves and believes their body is bad they’re absolutely less likely to make those positive changes, not to mention binge eating can ensure because of bullying. so yeah, as a society it’s not our job to judge things that we can’t help with or change and that aren’t our issue. body positivity makes people happier and mental health is as important as physical health.

on July 15, 2018

That’s the cowardly way of dealing with it. Shaming their size is more likely to pressure them into exercising than babying them will.

on July 17, 2018

it’s common knowledge that being overweight can be bad for your health. a lot of times weight is genetic anyway and if you family if overweight it may be difficult for you to naturally rest at lower weights. that being said, if someone is overweight and not doing anything about it, it’s not because they haven’t realized it’s bad. just going out in public can make overweight people realize their problem. so if that person is aware of what’s wrong with them, and if that persons doctor has told them to lose weight and they are not, there’s a bigger issue than their weight. no healthy person hurts themselves on purpose. so it’s the doctors job to tell the individual what is best for them and it’s up to the individual to make those changes.

on July 18, 2018

People confuse trying to help obese people realize their heath problems with actually judging, therefore creating a bad enigma towards trying to be helpful. 

on July 20, 2018

Judging is the method used to attempt to help them. They obviously aren’t judging themselves enough to get on a treadmill. Fat people with no will to change have to be pressured into it. Otherwise they will just stay that way and have kids that they allow to get fat too. Allowing people to be fat just perpetuates the cycle.

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