i think we all know this one person…
But to be fair, when you grow up hearing how fat and overweight you are and how it’s going to ruin your life, it’s kinda hard to divide yourself from this mentality. Obviously this mentality is wrong. You should rock out your body type and love you for who you are. It is just society does its best to make you hate yourself.
I say this as someone who is 105lbs and have been told not to throw away my old clothes because I am surely going to get fat someday since that was what I was in middle school. In middle school, I weighed no more than 130lbs (and I’m 5’5” so it’s not like I am short either). Even now, it is very hard to not look at myself and think “I am definitely bigger than before, I need to not eat as much” even though I know it’s ridiculous. I shouldn’t even be offended if I do gain weight because it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. However, it had been drilled into my head that it’s something shameful and years later, I am still trying to get rid of this feeling.
I’m not saying that people aren’t allowed to feel hurt by these words! It’s a legit reason to be upset. What I am saying though is that anyone can look in the mirror and see a skewed perception of themselves! Yes, weight shouldn’t matter, but society tries very hard to make it matter. So no matter WHAT you look like, it will never be good enough.
Could some people just do this for attention? Sure, no doubt. But I hate that it is assumed that if a skinny person says they’re unhappy with their weight, it just means they’re obviously lying/trying to grab attention. When these people say “No wonder why nothing looks good on me”, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re lying about their real feelings. They might truly believe it, and that’s a problem no matter what size you are.
How to tell if it was a gunshot or fireworks: gunshots don’t echo, fireworks do.
thaNK YOU SO MUCH
the fact that anyone might commonly need to know this terrifies me
clearly you’re not from america