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#295 - thisismyhandle ONLINE
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(11/04/2013) [-]
Should overweight people get sympathy? No, if anything people with certain conditions that make them overweight should get sympathy for having that condition.

However, if you actively go to people and judge them because they are overweight, then you're an asshole. If you are going to lump in being overweight/obese with being an alcoholic, smoker, or hardcore drug junkie, you should treat them the same way as you should the others by trying to help them (or get them help).
#262 - demandsgayversion
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Fun fact: most of the morbidly obese people come from the poorest areas. All they can afford to eat is cheap stuff, and cheap stuff is usually really unhealthy.
#264 to #262 - swagasauruss
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no its because cheap stuff is the good stuff and you can get lots of it. a large majority of Organic stores accept Food Stamps and you can budget to eat healthy and not 4 plates of $1 pizzas
#265 to #264 - demandsgayversion
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How many organic food stores are in low income neighborhoods? Can poor people afford to drive 3 towns away to get to the organic food stores?
#266 to #265 - swagasauruss
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I live in a town with less then 600 people, we have 1 grocery store and it caries organic...Im sure most other people can find a store like that
#267 to #266 - demandsgayversion
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How is the organic food priced compared to cheap stuff?
#271 to #267 - swagasauruss
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maybe a dollar or two more
#273 to #271 - demandsgayversion
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For some people, that's a big difference - and that's a small difference compared to most places.
#275 to #273 - swagasauruss
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well I'm just stating that its not Just because they are poor, most people with weight issues eat every chance they get, eating copious amounts at once.
#276 to #275 - demandsgayversion
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That sounds like an emotion fueled statement.
#278 to #276 - swagasauruss
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mainly because I'm tired of seeing people with 3 kids and way over weight and eating massive amounts of food then complaining that they cant lose weight and dont have money for blah blah
#280 to #278 - demandsgayversion
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You've never been poor, have you?
#289 to #280 - swagasauruss
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never been poor? I make $13k a year with a large sized family...poor enough for you?
#290 to #289 - demandsgayversion
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This argument is devolving into stupidity. I'm ending it before we go off track, which is inevitable at this point.

So back to the original points, statistically, the poorest places are also the fattest. You can look that up, fat stats vs poor stats (living poor, that is, not tribe people or homeless)
#292 to #290 - swagasauruss
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Just dont want people think its because they can only afford ****** food. 3/4ths of weight issue is to do with moderation
#305 to #292 - demandsgayversion
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Where are you getting these statistics? 75% of weight issues is moderation?

Cleveland, Ohio: 3rd highest percentage of poverty in a large city according to 2012 census, 3rd most overweight city according to Men's Fitness magazine.

Detroit: ******* Detroit, in top 10 fattest cities in every statistic thing I can find, 4th most obese city according to Men's Fitness

Memphis, Tennessee: 9th highest poverty percentage in a large city (2012 census), most obese city according to Men's Fitness.
#247 - popyertttt
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So what if they've been depressed and are obese as a result of comfort eating? Pretty much sums me up.

Calm the **** down. I'm working on my way back to a healthier lifestyle.
#246 - nme
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At the end of the day everyone deserves immunity from judgement, who are you to make assumptions on someones appearance or addictions ect, that doesn't define who they are, its their choice to make not yours. For example, I'm a smoker and perfectly aware of the hazards, and I could give up tomorrow if i wanted to but I haven't yet and don't think I will in the near future either. Smoking is something I do for me, I enjoy it and its my choice, yet complete strangers think its okay to come up to me and make passive aggressive comments, such as 'Your lungs must be so black, you're going to die' and so on. Seriously?! tell me something I dont know ********.
I have to add that I think being overweight is also a choice, healthy eating and enough exercise and you will be fit. However that does not mean we have the right to lay down judgement on people who decide not to go down that route.
#232 - magnusraiden
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Honestly, some people are fat because they fall into a deep depression and just don't care about what happens anymore. They just sit there, not being able to handle what the world is doing to them. So they just watch TV, play video games, and eat food for hours just for comfort. It's kinda what happened to me. But I managed to get my life back on track and lose most of the weight
#235 to #232 - mcatheistnuggets
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I'm fat because I just don't give a ****, I don't think it should be a judgement of someones character or life style. I know people infinitely more athletic that look bigger and weigh more than I do. I just judge people on their personality and how they treat others.
#236 to #232 - biporch
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You can give that exact same justification to an alcoholic / drug addict / smoker.
I've been through the same experience, yet I can only blame myself for it.
#202 - stickandmove
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Some people really do have a genetic predisposition to obesity.

Most are just lazy, greasy people though. :p
#217 to #202 - sethbean
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You can't have a predisposition to obesity, you can have one to being overweight, but obesity is different completely.
#163 - SteveHomoki
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You cannot put being fat in the same class as illegal substance abuse or in the same class as alcoholics. It's like saying crossing the road without using the crosswalk is as illegal as speeding. One is far more dangerous to others, such as the walker (fat ironically) is only putting themselves in harms way where as the speeder (drug/alcohol) is actually putting others at risk besides themselves due to their behavior. But don't be hasty to judge, neither wants a bad outcome really.
#92 - sphinxe
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Just because a person is fat doesn't automatically make them a bad person. Treat people with respect, and if they do something to break that respect, then judge away. Don't be an asshole outright.
Just because a person is fat doesn't automatically make them a bad person. Treat people with respect, and if they do something to break that respect, then judge away. Don't be an asshole outright.
#123 to #92 - flapz
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An alcoholic is not automatically a bad person either? And if you think alcoholics deserve less respect than obese people, then you are the asshole...

#166 to #123 - sphinxe
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Being a drug addict, a gambler etc doesn't make them bad people. What I'm saying is, give someone a chance before you judge them.
#87 - hopskotch
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...What alcoholic, smoker or junkie asks for sympathy?
#134 to #87 - TehFunnyMan
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Staaaaaan....
#321 - avatarsarefornoobs
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wrong. they all deserve some measure of sympathy and pity.
#319 - swtorpro
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This is the worst ******* meme, didn't think it would get worse after the sad bear but these are horridly unfunny...
#279 - ridivey
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#219 - DanLacasky
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I used to be pretty big, but i lost weight to join the army. I went from 270 to 217 in 5 months, by actually working out and eating healthy. It's not impossible and there are no excuses. Anybody who says its in their genes, is full of it. My whole family is huge, but it just takes legitimate effort, instead of saying you did.
#254 to #219 - verby
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Scientists isolated the fat gene, and simultaneously came to the conclusion that it only accounts for being about 5 pounds overweight
#193 - selfdenyingbeggar
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or they all could use compassion
#138 - infinitereaper
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But I like alcoholics and junkies.
#137 - themilk
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(11/03/2013) [-]
No one to blame but yourself and your parents
#102 - monswine ONLINE
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Who is blaming other people?
#66 - sirsolo
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Some part of it might be genetics, but show me your 600 pound ancestors and THEN tell me your obesity isn't your fault
#70 to #66 - imsoitchy
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You should meet my grandma then, she's quite large.
#19 - kikisu
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I'd sorta have to disagree. I was on ADHD medication for most of my life, at first for ADHD then when they found out I had narcolepsy, the medication also helped control that. Now that I'm out of school and looking for a job, I've been mostly off of my meds and I've gained nearly 30 pounds. Why? Because on my meds I would almost never get hunger pangs, and when I did I knew I needed to eat. Undoing nearly 10 years of conditioning is going to be very hard for me, and it's going to take time. So yes, being fat is my fault, but at the same time it isn't. Everyone has different reasons, so using a blanket term is stupid. But WILLFULLY obese people can go **** themselves.
#20 to #19 - klutzyspy
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no, its because you stuffed your face with 30 pounds more calories than you burned.
#21 to #20 - kikisu
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It's because I'm used to eating the moment I feel a craving, as before I rarely got them. Now that I'm not on my meds, the cravings come more often, and it's hard to undo living and eating that way for 10 years.
#23 to #21 - klutzyspy
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maybe you should control your cravings and not pass the blame to medication cus its easy
#24 to #23 - kikisu
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I've been working on it, and I've started to slowly lose the weight again, but it's not "passing the blame" off. If I still took the medication, I'd drop the weight in no time at all. There would be days I'd not eat until dinner, and even then I'd barely eat, all because of the medication. Going from that to eating regularly plus snacking any time I get the slightest bit of hunger made me gain. It's taken almost 6 months to finally get back in the habit of eating properly.
#25 to #24 - klutzyspy
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but still blaming the medication is just dumb when it hasnt forced you to eat. Unless it was pure-fat pills
#27 to #25 - kikisu
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It might not have forced me to eat, but a major side effect was decreased appetite. After having a decreased appetite for a full decade, you get used to eating whenever you get hungry just to keep yourself from getting too thin. Now, if you have that same idea, to eat whenever you're hungry, but now you've removed the decreased appetite, you're bound to gain weight.
#30 to #27 - kanedam
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thats the way it is for most people:
you get hungry and eat... and some people get too much appetite and dont stop eating until they are fat.

i'm not sure how big you are, and i dont want to offend you but:
how long did it take for you to gain 30 pounds? and how much do you weigh?
#32 to #30 - kikisu
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I gained it in about the last 6 months or so, since the end of school. And I'm about 200 pounds at 5' 7"-ish. I don't look huge, just a bit of belly pudge, but it's obvious looking at older pictures of me.
#35 to #32 - kanedam
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a bit more training and you will have a better physique.
also: half a year is quite some time to get behind the mechanism that made you eat too much... you better sort it out and get used to it or you will seriously regret it one day
#39 to #35 - kikisu
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No I've started to lose weight recently, as I've been eating less and less. As you can see, I don't look TOO much bigger, in the picture on the right, but I did start to feel worse. Now that I've started to lose a bit of weight I feel much better.
#40 to #39 - kanedam
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i know a few guys that would be totally into you the way you look.

i personally am more into the slim type, but tastes differ, right?
just dont forget to train a bit too... just dieting isnt as good and it will make your body look differently then when you lost weight and exercised a bit. dont underestimate how important smooth skin or toned muscles are for guys.
#41 to #40 - kikisu
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Yeah I've been trying to work out my arms, that helps me with getting "pumped up." I've never been thin or even slim. I've got "baby birthin' hips" and have always been taller/bigger than the other kids. (i was born the size of a todler, and people thought I was 2 years old when I was 9 months.) But this recent weight gain has been horrible on me.
#42 to #41 - kanedam
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go runnin and swimming...

no matter what you say, or how it feels and stuff:
running is the most basic exercise of all. it will get almost all regions well trained and help you burn fat. also it is one of the most essential basic exercises that increases your survival factor in dangerous situations. (use swimming if you're so big you are afraid to infure your bones when running)
#43 to #42 - kikisu
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Na, as you can see I'm not that huge, and running and swimming have always been something I love. They help, but my eating has been the real issue in my weight.
#44 to #43 - kanedam
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sounds good!

i wish you good luck with getting your ideal weight!
(and dont forget, muscles are heavier than fat... so you can get thinner and more toned while staying the same weight or even gainin a bit)
#14 - akselrk
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Some people get fat bacuse of genetics but thats not really an excuse... Just work out and and eat healthy!