Stop accommodating obesity

It’s hard to write an article about something like this without sounding incredibly offensive, so let me come clean up-front by saying that anything I say in this article does not apply to anyone with a genuine medical issue that causes obesity.

To make a distinction between my references of what is “obese” and “fat”-obese people being those who simply can’t help it, fat people being those who simply can’t live without McDonald’s three times a day.

I think that as a society we need to stop accommodating people who simply can’t learn to put down their fork.  Like I said, having a genuine problem is one thing, but disregarding your own health is another thing entirely.

I’m sick of hearing fat people whine about how they need to be allowed to park in handicap spaces, or shouldn’t be forced to buy multiple seats on an airplane-you made your choices, now you’ve got to live with them.  Don’t expect everyone else to bend over for you just because you can’t anymore.

Somehow people have evolved to have this mentality that nothing is their fault, and they don’t want to take responsibility for anything they do or the consequences of their actions.  Too bad for them, the consequences are real.  If you eat too many double bacon cheeseburgers, sooner or later you’re going to have to start buying clothes in XXL, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.

I mean, you look at people who sue fast food companies because they claim that the food made them fat. You have to wonder where they went wrong.  Did they never learn how to take responsibility for themselves?  Did they never learn that everything they do has a consequence, immediate or not?  Apparently not, because they’re just acting like victims and lashing out at every scapegoat they can.
It needs to stop.  You ate too much junk, refuse to exercise, you’re blaming everyone but yourself, and now you expect everyone to carry you through life?  Forget it.  You’ve made your bed as it were.

For the sake of not sounding like a single-minded bigot, I’ll quantify everything I’ve already said by saying that if you are fat, and you aren’t acting like a victim or expecting special treatment, I haven’t got a problem.  It’s not fat or obese people I have a problem with, it’s fat or obese people who act like they’ve been victimized by society and expect special treatment.

If you’ve made your choices, you know it, and you can live with it, you may consider yourself an exception.  But the people who aren’t living with it-the people who demand special treatment-those are the people I can’t stand.

If you’re one of those people, you don’t need special treatment.  You need to grow up, learn some responsibility, and spend an hour or two on the treadmill every day.  I can guarantee that in the end you will end up with a happier life because of it.