Here's how I see obesity: as a symptom. The larger problem is over-consumption. In a society that identifies consumption with patriotism, valorizes 'growth' above all else and assigns status according to how much you consume, we compete with each other to see who can consume the most.
So you're six years old, you're reading 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,' and it becomes rapidly obvious that there are only two kinds of men in the world: dwarves and Prince Charmings. And the odds are seven to one against your finding the prince.
When you're surrounded by people who share the same set of assumptions as you, you start to think that's reality.
My grandmother always acted in other people's interests, whether they wanted her to or not. If they'd had an Olympics in martyrdom my grandmother would have lost on purpose.
I once had a man break up with me. He said I was using him because right after making love I would weigh myself.
I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it... It is unrequited self-love.
Objectivity is the subject subjugating the object. That is how you assert yourself. You make yourself the active voice and the object is the passive no-voice.
Obesity is a drain on the economy - we have to pay for the health care of fat people who are usually poor and can't afford insurance. Obesity is, well, bad.
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