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Do you consider obese individuals as "deformed?"

Commented on May 08, 2012
Created May 08, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Some health gurus/bloggers out there take a more conservative approach when talking about obesity. Others, many of which are in the fruitarian camp, talk of obesity as something vile and revolting. It's something considered shameful and disgusting.

As someone who used to be 226 lbs at one point (now at 160ish) I'm not that surprised at the lack of sympathy for "fat people."

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I could actually say this way simpler i just realized: Yes, i view obesity as an abomination. But the obese individual as a person i sympatheize with.

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on May 08, 2012
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To be honest: Yes, i do view obese people as deformed. But before you have a chance to be appalled by my cynicism, please heed this: I view obese people as what i phrase de facto deformed. What i mean by this is that moralism and ethics aside, if i were put half a dozen homo sapiens on a line and ask a hypothetical alien "are all these of the same species?" odds are that the alien would actually doubt if an extremely obese person on this line was a homo sapiens. Aside from this i really feel sorry for fat people, especially after educating myself on Gary Taubes' view on nutrition. It places alot less guilt on fat people.

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on May 08, 2012
at 03:52 PM

I could actually say this way simpler i just realized: Yes, i view obesity as an abomination. But the obese individual as a person i sympatheize with.

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