Empathy for fat folks is in short supply – we’re all lazy and should just push ourselves away from the table and put down the friggin fork – right?
Yeah – right. I wish it was that easy.
It’s what a lot of fit folks think – because they never were fat.
Well, here’s a fellow who – perhaps just to make a buck – decided to purposely stop exercising and watching his diet and porked up to 264 – 70 lb. increase.
My goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. I want to share my comprehensive fitness knowledge with my followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle. People that are overweight have to overcome both physical and emotional barriers when it comes to losing weight. I hope to have a better understanding of this through my experience over the next year.
Also, I hope to better gain an understanding of how hard it really is to be overweight. I know it’s only going to be for 6 months, but at least it’ll give me a small window of the physical and emotional issues that come with being overweight.
I gotta give him credit. In a world that these days seems to possess little empathy for anyone else, here’s a guy who thinks that empathy might allow him to learn something.
Extra credit for him if he’s figured out a way to make a buck off of empathy. If we can teach more people how to do that – there’d be a lot more of it in the world.