Why Is It That Fat People Are Treated Differently; Than Thin People?

"Why Is It That Fat People Are Treated Differently; Than Thin People?

It's really sad that the people in this world think that thin is in; and fat is not. Being a fat person in this world is like being curse with a contagious disease. Fat people has been around since the beginning of time, because the bible even stated that there's nothing new under the sun, that every thing that going on now,was going on then. I've met people that was obese that complained about how people treated them, compared to some skinny or thin and in good shape. People that are over weight are constantly bullied and called names associated with animals like cows, hippos, buffaloes and anything else they can throw at them. It's sad that people with a weight problem has to deal such negative connotations from people that's smaller than they are.

Most people aren't aware that many of over weight people suffer from some form of emotional problem,like depression,and nervous or compulsive eating disorders that cause weight gain. Obese people need physical as well as mental help,because they need help with finding out what problem is and trying to fix it and start losing the excess weight and get healthier. I guess thin people are blessed to be thin; unless they have a eating disorder that cause them to have bulimia or anorexia, in this case, these disorders can sometimes be deadly if not taken care of. None of us know the pain and ridicule obese people go through by being judged because of their weight. People that has q weight problem feel like outcast or they feel that they don't belong in this world of thin minded people. Obese people have very low self esteem and self worth; they don't feel they deserve to be happy or have good things in their lives, all because of their weight problem.

Most people with weight problems,try to hide behind big clothes, so people can't see their real weight but are deceived; because big or large clothes makes them look larger. If only people would just accept these people as the human beings that they are, instead of treating them a contagious disease; it would make such a great difference in the lives of these obese people, that have a weight problem. We should try lifting them up instead of putting them down about their weight every chance we get. Obese people be they big or fat, but the truth is they have a heart and they have feelings just like we do. The best thing we can do for some one obese, is to give them encouragement and support them and treat them like normal human beings and look at them as a person and not their weight, in doing this, will help them to start feeling normal again.

Instead of judging and pointing our fingers, lets gives these people some ideas to help themselves. Our actions of help will at lease show them that we genuinely care about them as a person.

Benny Faye Douglass (C) copyright

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sincerely 3 years ago

I have a sister who for whatever reason I am unclear on, tends to bring up being blessed with no weight issues because of her high metabolosim an being nothing like any of her ofher family members almost daily. It gets rather annoying for several reasons. One being she has medical issues, takes quite a bit of medicine that leads to weight loss and being she is the only family member with no weight doesn't prove her miraculous abilities and special genes. I could bare the boasting but then she seems to always throw in that if other family would exercise they could be like her and us other family have medical issues that make it very much more difficult to exercise such as broken bones, heart issues, etc. So, wish she would wise up and stop mocking what she chooses not to comprehend just because she walks in different shoes. It's not her being teased for being skinny, or us bringing anh weight issue up, it's her constant boasting then insulting. We don't understand why the attitude. It doesn't make us envy her, but it does cause us to think being skinny seems a major disadvantage if it's bringing such a nasty attitude, we'd rather be overweight and nice then skinny and nasty to everyone. It's like she expects everyone to be jealous of her too, she makes statements that everyone is jealous daily and I definitely have no desire to behave like that. When I was thinner I never did either, so I don't get her reasoning for justifying herself.


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creativeone59 4 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you roze, for your visit and positive feedback. God bless you. creativeone59


roze 4 years ago

thanks for the great hub . people should truly understand it well


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you moonlake, for your visit and comment. I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59


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moonlake 5 years ago from America

Enjoyed your hub.


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

thank you dixxy for your visit, and comment, I appreciate you. God bless you. creativeone59


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dexixy 5 years ago from Kampala

Thanks for sharing this piece with us.

Its sad in the U.S people perceive being fat sort of a curse/bad thing.I see no problem with it


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Micky, for your visit and comment. I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Nice write Faye. I love the ladies wide or narrow. God bless you all!


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Caroline, for your visit and your great words of wisdom. God bless you. creativeone59


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Ruby. for your visit and comment, I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59


CarolineVABC 5 years ago

What a powerful, thought-provoking hub! It is true that many people do not see the "character" behind a person's obesity, but rather they judge them and sometimes, even bully them, which I think is very degrading to the obese person. Children who are obese are being taunted by their "peers" especially at school where they are one-third of the day and still try to focus in their schoolwork. Like you've mentioned, people should start lifting them up and helping them out rather than judging them for their obesity. In my humble opinion, I think "change" should start from the person either by consulting a dietician or a doctor, so that they can recommend what type of foods and an exercise program that will be good for them. I think this will be better than going through it all alone and trying so many "fad" diets and exercise that do not work for the individual because not all diets work for everyone-it should be catered to individual's metabolism and body structure. Thank you for sharing such a timely hub! Keep writing. God bless!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I wrote a hub about this. I always felt that being overweight was sad and i would look away, i know it's a problem that many need help with. One addiction is no worse than another, the only difference is they cannot hide it. Thank you for a thoughtful hub.

Cheers


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you LG for your visit and comment and what you said about the attitude is correct, but sometimes their self esteem is so low,that having a changing attitude might take a lot of doing. But I truly thank for the advice. Godspeed. creativeone59


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

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valerie jayne 5 years ago

I agree. It's too bad there is so much predjudis in this world. No two people are alike, but yet if someone is different, they aren't accepted. Predjudis people are all around, and most of them will deny it outright. It's not right. It never will be.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

A very well thought through and written hub.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

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Thank you for addressing this topic. I've noticed that in addition to your points that sometimes a defeatist attitude is portrayed by some heavier people. I think more that the size of a person, it's their attitude toward themselves that sometimes bring ridicule.--Certainly not in all cases, but it may be something to consider.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Thank you for creating awareness.


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

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dashingclaire 5 years ago from United States

People have stereotypical prejudices and they choose not to educate themselves beyond their small circle of reference; example is the dumb blond. Exactly what does fat mean? There’s a difference between overweight and obese. "The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about" Peace and Blessings


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Will, for your enlightening of the times of thick and thin. God bless you. creativeone59


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

It's currently fashionable to be thin, but in days gone by, being heavier indicated wealth and prosperity because poor people were always on the verge of starvation. Therefore, heavier men and women were considered far more attractive than thin people.

Today, with modern farming and a plentiful food supply, poor folks can be just as heavy as rich people. I think heavy people are now viewed contemptuously as lazy gluttons by active, and very judgmental thin people.

Thoughtful Hub as always, Faye.


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ViSalusSherri 5 years ago from New Jersey

I agree with you 100%. We are facing an obesity epidemic like never before with focus on mainstream media. I never suffered from obesity myself, but know many people that have. I especially feel sorry for young children who are overweight and see how they are treated by their peers.

The only saving grace with all the media attention, I've noticed the overweight folks are now being provided with alternatives and tools that can help with their weight loss. I am addressing the issue through a fitness challenge and have seen people transform. With the transformation comes better health. I am thankful that I can provide people with better nutrition, especially our children, and see remarkable results. Great Hub.


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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

With The lack of knowledge one can only see a broken mirror,they cannot see the whole picture.

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