Don’t be ashamed of looking or wanting to look good.

First there was fat shaming.

Now there is fit shaming and everything in-between.

It is true that some people are happy being the way they are, be that overweight, underweight or something else. We are told that we should support these people and accept them for who they are, which is fair enough. If people are truly happy, who are we to judge? Exactly, we’re not.

However…

If a person wants to improve their self image or shift unwanted body fat and build an impressive frame of lean muscle they are meant to allow themselves to be the subject of scrutiny. Why? Because someone else is jealous that they didn’t have the mental fortitude to achieve such  goal? No, of course it wouldn’t be that, after all, those who preach equality need to accept others for who they are so they must obviously be a person who will accept anyone without question as well.

Maybe the cause of a persons concern is because they feel that someone else putting their body under too much stress is harmful for them and they’re only thinking about protecting them.

^^ Maybe, but chances are that’s not the case.

Chances are people start taking digs because they are jealous and a bit lazy, not always but typically.

It is funny that in a world where we are told that everyone must be accepted equally that is only true if it doesn’t make someone else feel bad about themselves.

A fit person, for example, must accept people of all shapes and sizes without question, but that courtesy is not reciprocated because they make that person feel bad, so they should feel bad as well.  You will find you can make jokes about fit people with no repercussions, but do that about someone who is overweight and you’re suddenly the scum of the earth.

Can you see the problem here?

We live in a world of double standards, there is no getting away from that, there is only accepting it, which you can choose not to do, but it doesn’t change the fact that is is true, no matter how much you wish it.

Over the years a small amount of wisdom and tolerance for other ignorance has been acquired and as such here is some simple advice for all: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” some of you may recognise that sentence, now you have the choice, you can either enact it and remember that if you make a joke at a persons expense you should expect one your way too, no crying or looking for a safe space, it’s time to toughen up.

Some final thoughts.

All people, never be ashamed or let yourself be lead in to feeling bad about how you choose to look by people trying to bring you down, it’s your choice and that’s all that matters. You’ve got the same right to look how you choose just as other people have the right to look they way they choose. Have mutual respect for the majority and ignore the minority who are just assholes.

Enjoy,

Ross

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