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My friend have the best theories about obesity… not!! He uses to say things like these:

“I’m anorexic (the guy is more than 350 pounds). The problem with this desease is that you see your self as you were fat. My anorexy is so severe even other people say i’m fat!”

“I’m not fat. I’m just fat for my height. If i were 10 feet i would have the perfect weight. So it will be easier for me to grow than to diet ”

“I was born in the wrong age.I guy my size in the middle ages was considered good looking.”

“All i have to do is to subvert the beauty standard. In the sixties a skinny guy was the standard. In the nineties a body builder was the standard. Today a really skinny guy is again the standard. I just have to convince people that fat is the new standard.”

I know these are all funny but they don’t help much. It looks like even fat people help al lot to turn this problem into a joke. The only problem is that the joke is on them. Sorry. I gotta include myself somehow in here. Not because i treat this as a joke. I don’t anymore. But because even after loosing 45 pounds i’m still fat and i see more and more the lack of help people get to treat this problem. When someone addicted to drugs need help the society have a lot of resources to deal with this problem. You can go to rehab and you can go to groups and you can go to doctors and society will try to help you get on your feet. If you are fat the groups are not for free. If you don’t have money to pay for weight watchers you can’t get into groups. If you don’t have loads of money you don’t get into rehab. I know it doesn’t sound like something you would need to go to rehab but that’s just because the obese doesn’t cause social disturbance. They are as addicted as the drug addicted or the alcool addicted or the cigarette addicted. I can say stoping with cigarettes about ten years ago as really easy. I smoked a pack a day for 20 years and i stopped with no need for patches and things like that. I can’t tell about drugs because i was never addicted but what i can say is this: If you are a cocaine addicted or alcool addicted when you stop that’s it. The only thing you gotta do is to never look back at that thing. With food it’s not like that. You gotta eat. Imagine a cocaine addict going to the doctor and hearing something like this: “well. we gotta cut down your cocaine. So what we need to do is to make you shoot smaller doses six times a day avoiding the midnight craving. Every time you shoot a gram you write in your notebook to show me on our sessions. You can use cocaine with more fiber and the natural one you buy in local markets”. With food you don’t stop!! You gotta live with your vice your entire life and you gotta learn to control it. A really small portion is successful because of this. You can’t turn your back. You gotta face the very thing that makes you feel great and enjoy it in a controlled way. That’s hard. Also you can get this fast relief in every corner and it’s totally legal for a kid to buy it. No control. So you just need to make a really strong dose and advertise it giving toys with your dose and soon you’ll have a lot of addicted people in need of more doses. Food should have signs in the ads like cigarettes “this product can be addictive” “it can ruin your liver” “it can get you diabetes” “it can give you heart attacks”. And please don’t tell me you also have fastfood and get no issues from it. Firstly you do. Maybe with less impact but you do. Also many people in the world have alcool and not all are addicted. Yet there’s enough to obligate the producers to put signs in their advertising. Cigarettes are the same. No wonder most cigarette companies are in the food business right not. They learned a great market were no many figured out the scam they are playing. They learned they have addicted people that will last almost a lifetime. They don’t life a full life but they will stay a long time able to spend their money with more food and with many drugs and doctors. There you have it. The fast food now have another strong ally. The pharmaceutical companies. It seams like the biggest organization in the world. Poor cigarette companies. They are small time crooks next to these guys. Drug dealers? Poor drug dealers. These companies control entire countries and they are totally above the law. They perform their own tests and they release the medicines to fix the problems they created. It’s an amazing system. The only problem is it’s greed. It’s so big obesity is becoming the number one health problem in the world today. Kids have fat in their liver. People die too early and spend most of this time in doctors and hospitals. And who will have the guts to face this system? I don’t see anyone trying yet. I hope soon someone tries because people are dying by the hunders of thousands because of obesity. More people that in all the wars combined. But this war is silent and covered by everyone. Even the obese don’t talk much. They’re like the raped. They have a lot to loose if they bring their issues to light. Usually all they get are big laughs and taps on their shoulders. But they will keep dying until something happens. and i really hope something does happen…

The films “21 grams” mentions a research showing that a person in a scale will loose 21 grams just after the moment of death. A supposition coming from this result implies that the soul or what makes us humans weights then this 21 grams. The weight of our souls. I try to imagine why someone would do an experiment like this and i wonder how many important discoveries were made in science. I also wonder how society chooses the way to use these discoveries and the consequences of that. I saw my grandmother suffering so much. She stayed in the hospital four months before her death with no chance of survival. The machines and techniques of the hospital were powerful enough to “give’ her four extra months of life. Four months of pain. I know many cases like this and i’m not using my granny to get your support. It’s really an example and many of you may know others just like this. The fact is that she was deformed because of the liquids in her body. Se had huge wounds on her back from being in the hospital bed for a long time. She had a machine to breath for months so she could not eat or speak. And then she died. I don’t know if i’m wrong to say that but to me looked like they tortured her for four months. I know doctors have the obligation to do whatever they can and the family would never buy the idea that just letting it go could be better but to me that looked like a bad ending. When you have a great love and it finishes you want to preserve the good things about it so you end before all you can remember is negative. She left life hating it and spending a lot of time asking to die with no answer. She probably have terrible memories from life she took with her. Those 21 grams don’t want to ever come back to this life and all of this is a benefit from our advanced society and it’s medicine. I really believe in advance and i really believe in medicine. I have to thank medicine for been alive right now but in my point of view the moral codes doctors found to practice their profession are really wrong. There should be a point where keeping a person alive with pain and no hope is plain wrong. A moment when machines should be turned off. Some kind of respect for those 21 grams that means so much to some. I know it’s a hard task to ask for those left behind but their time will arrive too and if is like they say and “death is not the end” we are sending many souls to heaven’s shrinks!!!