Reflecting on what you know
My thoughts about fat and thin people. The word Fat is used to describe someone’s shape or body. A person is fat when he or she is overweight. And the word thin is the opposite. When a person is slim or skinny. But the today’s society has given a negative connotation to the words. And most of the time fat means ugly, unhealthy, low self-esteem etc. Young generation also uses the word fat to insult and to bully. Also, the word thin in today’s society means unhealthy, the person may have eating disorder, etc.
I would categorized myself in the middle. Meaning that I am not fat or thin. To me I like the way I look even though I needed to lose few pounds. I do not want to be fat because it is true that being fat can cause serious health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol etc. So if I can avoid those illness just by watching my weight and try to be in good shape, I’m all for it. I do not want to be thin either because it will not fit my body type. I’m average and I like it.
Other than fat and thin, I could use big, large, heavy for fat and small, petite, skinny for thin. Although there is not much difference, these words really describe the person’s body and shape. In the other hand, fat and thin make ones think directly about the health problems the person may have.
Britt does not like thin people’s personalities. She considers them ‘dangerous’ because she has been watching them all her adult life and does not like what she sees. They are not fun, they make her tired, they are not easygoing, they are complicated etc. I think Britt herself looks fat. What led me to this conclusion is when she was talking about completing a jigsaw puzzle and state that the most important thing is the fun of four people (one thin person included). And later she says “My thin friend had no use for my list. Instead of joining us, he went outside and mulched the boxwoods. The three remaining...