Let us be completely honest for a minute, shall we? If it wasn’t super entertaining to choke down greasy, unhealthy food…then we wouldn’t be doing it, would we? In America, we have the opportunity to eat whatever we want to eat, whenever we want to eat it. That doesn’t make us bad people. We are a wealthy country, and the side effect is wide-spread obesity and laziness. We work just as hard as anyone else in this world, and if we decide to enjoy our wealth with a burritos and funny fat guy t-shirts…then so be it.
We all know very well how unhealthy it is to be fat. There is not a day that goes by that doesn’t have someone telling us how we will die a young age if we do not lose weight and embrace a life of vegetables and exercise. Well, I am not about that at all. I am more apt to thumb my nose at people like that in favor of wearing my funny fat guy t-shirts and enjoying my life as I see fit. My own personal pursuit of happiness is at a drive-thru window instead of at a gym.
Being in America means you have a 68% chance of being a fat person. Those are pretty terrible odds, but that doesn’t mean we have to spend our lives in misery and sadness. Europeans are especially critical of our weight, but who are they to judge us? Every country has its problems. If ours is derived from being too successful, is that such a bad problem to have? I, for one, am more apt to ignore the clamoring of people who live an ocean away and choose to wear a funny fat guy t-shirt and be happy.
The United States of America is a powerful country, and we have more wealth than anyone else in the world. We display this by buying toys we don’t need, funny fat-guy t-shirts for parties, and eating more food than we have to. It is part of our culture to devour what we can when we can, passed down from our great-grandparents’ struggle during the depression and our grandparents’ forced rationing during WWII. We can’t help how we are raised, and it may take generations to undo the damage to our culture…until then, we’re surely going to eat up.
No one can make you feel bad about being fat but yourself. There are many people who will call you names, shun you, or roll their eyes when you walk past. I have no room in my life for the emotions those people try to make me feel. I am who I am. I am a funny fat guy in a funny fat guy t-shirt, and I dare the world to accept me for who I am. Guess what skinny, America? The fat people outnumber you 2 to 1. You are not elite anymore. Skinny is the new minority.