No. I think that they're just people with smoking/food addictions. Life is hard, it really is. Those things are just ways to help someone cope. No, it's not a good way to cope but it does help them. I say as long as they're completely healthy, exercise, eat mostly right, drink water and can do normal, every day things then that's just fine.
No. And if your username is an indicator of your chosen profession, then I *really* hope that you don't think so either.
Good. Because if you were, you probably wouldn't be making comments like the one you're making here, since you would realize that the reasons behind someone's weight cannot be determined by anything except their doctors. You have no idea who is making excuses and who isn't unless you have access to their medical records. Someone can be obese because of illness/genetic factors/whatever and still not otherwise look "sick".
I did not realize that you had access to medical records all over the world. It's not your place to judge bodies that are not your own, especially without knowing how they got to that point in the first place. The last thing those people need is more judgment.
My Mom has obese patients. She's a doctor. A lung doctor, actually, so almost all of them see her for problems that arise because of their obesity. Some of them are kids or teenagers who never learned good eating habits because their parents gave them whatever they wanted, which is a problem that deserves sympathy in and of itself, but the vast majority are there because of pre-existing health conditions. Because they see her, they are obviously doing things to take care of their health. But I guess someone like you would rather make them feel like sh*t about themselves instead since you would pass judgment on them without even knowing them.
Please stop burying yourself even deeper NurseC.
Yes. Which means they need more support, and in our society that is not seen as acceptable. You have to be able to pull yourself up- which is why we're all collapsing. Nobody helps anyone, and when things go wrong all we do is point fingers. The thing I find hilarious is we do this even when we know the problem isn't just ourselves, the obese and addicted so often would sooner blame themselves rather than the fact that they aren't getting support they need, because it often goes against their beliefs, and further reinforces the culture of "pull yourself up by your bootstraps". How is a heroin addiction from the age of 14 your fault...? How is eating to numb the void of loss your fault? When you crack your arm in two on the front step you don't say "well that was my fault" and wrap your kids slinky around it. You go to a ****** hospital. Why is our culture so ****** up about everything to do with mental and sexual health? that's the real question.
Quitting smoking is very difficult. I have been addicted for 24 years now. It's not weak will why I cant quit, my body craves it too much.
You will NOT always be this slim just wait until your 40-50 you may take up smoking
Here's the thing. I know from experience that sheer force of will can be all that you need to break an addiction. I've known people who had lit a cigarette, and then angrily put it out immediately after - never to pick up a cigarette again. But people like that come one in a thousand. Maybe even less.
So no. They don't have weak wills. The will of an addict is no lest strong than yours or mine, but the obstacle it has to overcome is greater. And in truth, it is those on the opposite end that standout, and it is their will that is abnormally powerful.
No I think it's a weak grasp of humanity that seeks to judge who is better and who is worse ba
Do not judge what you do not first have compassion on as your struggles are weakness to others and we all have our strengths and our weaknesses
Cept me... I'm better than everybody
good attorney can always re right there will
do you think that some people might enjoy smoking and being fat? not everyone on this planet enjoys the same things.
Tough one. Having smoked, quit, smoked, failed quitting, smoked more, quit again, etc., willpower plays a massive role. I don't know that I'd say anyone was weak willed though - at least not if they kept trying.
As for obese people, sometimes I think they're just lazy. I'd agree that there can be genetic reason for SOME of them, but not all. Even a walk around the block every day could help many of the people I see; they just choose not to do it. Is that willpower related? Maybe.
yes i guess so.....and you forgot to mention SELF DISCIPLINE....
Not necessarily. Some may be born with a higher addictive trait.