Wednesday, January 02, 2013
One of my good friends is a counselor. A large portion of her work includes helping children with attachment issues and fears. She uses unique techniques to reach her clients such has incorporating therapy dogs into their sessions. She is really super kewl! I often think of her when I see the advertisements for A Dog With a Blog.
Not to long ago she was talking about how people who have lost a lot of weight are the really the absolute worst about looking down on those that are heavy. She also commented on how they tended to have problems with self image despite the fact that their current bodies reflect a normal weight appearance. The conversation ended with us pondering why people yo yo between extremes, seeing themselves as thin or really fat.
I can't help but wonder if our actions and reactions to people and their appearance is directly impacted by our own personal fears. Is it possible that we actually look down and despise others based on our own fears? Is it the fear of obesity itself that causes UGLY reactions or it is simply the way we feel about ourselves being externally expressed?
How will I respond to people that I meet today? I am going to work on it and at very least be aware of it!
How you doin??