statistically she is more likely to die from all causes than a person who is not obese, and that is just from the fact that she is obese, without knowing any numbers or anything else. so. i mean. science.
i don’t mean this to shame, that’s just ~*fucking science*~ talking. if she’s comfortable being at risk for death by all causes, big ups and a happy and hearty life (as long or as short as it may be) to her. but science and sheer volume of numbers says that comfort with obesity is a death sentence.
If you don’t mean to shame, then don’t fucking shame people about their bodies. It is, in fact, that simple. Also, it’s not just “fucking science”. Obesity alone is not always a statistically meaningful predictor of mortality.
(BTW, you reference your contention with more than “it’s common knowledge!” and I’ll happily reference mine.)
I forgot thin people are immortal
"Die from all causes?" Really? Are fat people more likely to die in car accidents? More likely to die in plane crashes? More likely to die from a wild animal attack? I’d love to see the science!
And, as always, it appears socio-economic factors aren’t being taken into account.
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people. On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public. Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone. Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird. Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds. Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun. Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts. Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ
I laughed so hard the first time I saw this on my dash - and then laughed even harder to see this explanation. Because, for some reason, having to explain the joke on this one seems perfectly totally apt for both Dorian Gray AND Blink 182.
Potatoes used to be the enemy for me. I thought that eating them made me a bad person. I knew I was beginning to heal my fractured relationship with food when I learnt to love potatoes and not view eating them as a moral failure.