Don't you dare call me Fat!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
My goal for this week is to read 'Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? By Peter Walsh
"Have you wondered yet why I amusing the word "fat" instead of the more politically correct "overweight" or "obese"? The reason is that "fat is simple. Its a strong, straightforward word. "Overweight" and "obese," on the other hand, sound too formal, too medical, too polite. Let's use real words for real problems. For most of us, fat is not a medical problem...yet. Of course, there are people for whom excess weight is a medical condition that requires medical intervention. Common sense tells us that. But the same common sense suggest that two-thirds of this country could not, in less than a generation develop a weight condition that is a medical problem. My point is that terms "obese" and "overweight"are so polite or medical that they take the burden away from you, and you're the one who ate all that food. The moment your weight is labeled a "medical problem," the only way to solve it is through consultation with an expert, a selection of treatment options, ongoing consultation, probable medication and the long wait for the much-anticipated cure. This isn't a condemnation of the medical profession. In this country the medical establishment is focused on treatment and when you knock on their door that's what they'll offer--a pill, a referral, or a gastric band. Medicine isn't going to solve your problems. You are. We are fat. Fat.Fat. The solution you're looking for is a lot closer that a trip to your primary care physician" (Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? By Peter Walsh on page 30)".
Well this author certainly said a mouth full!