The negative narrative behind positive messages.
For example – body positivity.
It was meant to be about accepting yourself in a deep & meaningful way.
Not being ashamed of any differences of deviances from the assembly line models.
Essentially being happy to be an individual.
All while still striving to improve mentally, physically and ensuring your health is in good standing.
Sadly this is what many manipulated it to mean:
“It’s okay to be morbidly obese, or have unhealthy eating/drinking/substances habits.”
This is bending a well intentioned message so that people can justify letting themselves go to shit.
Pure foolishness and it’s affected many a living generation.
Just take a look at the teens of this current world.
How many are carrying too much excess body-fat because of this message and the influence of Insta-famous people that spout the same nonsense that does nothing for health.
A lot, that’s the answer.
Obviously someone will jump up and down claiming that I’m trying to have all people be cove models of dangerously thin.
Not at all, however there is no need to be in poor health (unless for unfortunate accident or medical condition).
It’s just the result of poor choices and a world that allows, and even promotes it.
You’re not evil for wanting better health and a physique you’d be proud to show in the bedroom with the lights on.
You’ll find many messages have an underlying narrative that is negative.
Look at all the current Pandemic hyperbole.
It’s less about saving lives as it is about saving face and gaining control through fear.
That’s another topic though.
What messages have you seen recently, or over the years that started off well intentioned that got manipulated to serve a poor cause?
Please leave your thoughts below.