May 3, 2017
(This is only a point of view of 1 person and my words doesn’t reflect the view points of other people. )
People will actually call you “fat” without knowing the reason why. Though it may be in a form of a joke, but words will really hit them. Some may not be affected in hearing such words but at the end of the day, they can say, “Tamboka na jud diay nako sa?” Then it will be a root of all insecurities and they might think of themselves as “not good enough persons”.
Humans, you really don’t know how it feels like. You don’t know how it feels to suffer depression and there’s no one to talk to and you think God and foods are your only comforter. You don’t know how it feels to be awake until midnight because something’s bothering you so you seek for food. When you are trying to be a good student but the pressure is getting higher so you eat a lot of hotdogs or kwek2 or siomai or any foods that will give you comfort. When you suffered a tragic heartbreak and you think a cup of ice cream might help but damn, the pain is still there. You never know that with your teasing words, they are concealing something. Something that they tried to do just to please you. You never know that some of them want to reduce weight but a piece of cake or two-piece fried chicken are tempting. Some of them may experience the need of exercise but their bodies are not that cooperative and the gravity is high every morning. When you want to eat less but 2 boxes of pizza given by your boyfriend/girlfriend is very difficult to reject.
Now, people, don’t call a person “fat” over and over again because they already know that. Maybe a simple “How are you?” can make a difference or supporting them is a great help too. Now, I am writing this to inform you all that if you want that person to lose weight, do something instead of teasing them or calling them with that name. Because in the first place, they don’t need your opinion.
PS. I am sorry for posting this.