Normally, issues like these are one of the many matters I’m indifferent I’m towards. Of course, it’s one of the most talked about topics in today’s world, with absolutely anyone and everyone talking about it—be it a top celebrity or a regular person like you and I.
We look around us, and see people with different shapes and sizes. If a person is fatter than what is ‘normal’, or even thinner for that matter, people tend to judge, or pass some remark or the other about the oddity of the person’s appearance. After some point, people start talking about how a fat person cannot be as beautiful or pretty or attractive as a thin one, and even fashion models are selected on that basis. Honestly, I find all of this rather strange. I mean, where, and in what “handbook of life” has it been mentioned in? Who says that if a person is slightly healthier (I find that term less insulting for some reason) than an average person, that they can’t be attractive or even take to modeling and walking the ramp? Believe it or not, a lot of people still mock and judge such people.
As if that isn’t stupid enough, there are people who weigh just fine, and think they’re too fat, and undertake all kinds of intensive weight loss measures they can possibly think of, and even ask others for advice, so as to fit into society’s image of “pretty” and “beautiful” and not be judged.
You would think that the skinny ones would at least be spared, BUT NO. People have something to say about them, too. They are termed ‘anorexic’, ‘bulimic’, ‘starving’ and other such things.
Personally, I’m constantly surrounded by weight-conscious people, no matter where I go, and I have to admit I’m sometimes annoyed, but not as much as I am confused, when I listen to them whine about how ‘fat’ they are and how they try hard to lose weight and whatnot, when they look pretty normal to me. Now, if you’re overweight and have health problems, that’s understandable. Or if you’re constantly exercising to stay healthy and fit, that’s understandable, too. But when people go out of their way, that’s what I don’t understand. It’s confusing to me because, to the best of my knowledge, everyone is beautiful in their own way, and appearance is just secondary to a person’s actual beauty.
The main purpose behind this post is not to vent out my frustration or anything, but just to make people aware of the silly hype they create about something so small and irrelevant. And to all of you insecure about your weight or appearance, please don’t be—YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! 🙂