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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-05 09:52 PM
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109. good - so dont watch it... and while you are at it heres some other things
1) dont watch mainstream entertainment - its all shit and its only meant to sell you something by making you feel bad. Ignore it.

2) dont listen to assholes who demean persons with weight issues - if they are so shallow and vapid as to think that weight has any impact on the quality of a persons character, then they probably arent worth talking to anyway; and if you have to talk to them (interview, etc.) wow them with something else (intelligence, conversationalism, charm, etc).

I can empathize - my brother is quite large and I can tell when others reaction to him is negative... Similarly, I am a man who began going bald in my early 20s. I know the crap that TV can make you feel like (damn, there are as many hair replacement ads as weightloss ads). And all those stats you mentioned about fat people not getting jobs, dates, etc. apply similarly to bald people. Nevertheless both my brother and I have made ourselfs happy by eschewing the mainstream vision of how we should look. And we certainly ignore idiots when we can.

I know its a hard thing to do, but you can only change the world by changing yourself. And these 2 steps are big ones in doing just that.

so in conclusion, F* Kirstie, the networks and everything else that is used by corporate america to try to sell me shit i will never buy.
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