I've met a lot of these people throughout my life, my very short lifetime. They can be outstandingly cruel in very few words, and I would love to say it's because they're insecure but honestly, when it happens you don't feel that. People always say "those who are cruel or nasty to others have the worst insecurities of all", and perhaps that is true in some sense. I can look at people now, see their cruel comments, see their desire to show others (with their words) how much better they are as a human, as a person. They're probably not even a bad person, they just see something that is new, that threatens their apparent beliefs and what they've been brought up to know - it's something that disrupts their world and they react.
Unfortunately, their reaction - although in their mind, justified - is uneducated. It's cruel and amplifies the negativity in the world. It fails to notice the one simple truth, that there isn't one simple truth. That one persons opinion isn't the only opinion, it isn't the correct opinion, it's just... their opinion.
Why do you think there are so many choices? Because there are lots of us and we're all different, we all want and need different things. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, do you?
Is it so horrible for someone to be different to you? That's what makes people unique in my eyes, and I know that none of my friends are a-like, I like that. None of us have the same life, we don't make the same decisions and that's fine.
Yes, I am plus size. You don't like the political term? Ok, I am fat. I have been since I was young, I've always been bigger and as much as that's caused me issues at times, I've always been healthy. I think the biggest misconception is that because you're overweight you cause this huge stress on the health service, more so than anyone else. That annoys me, because yes there are some people who rely on the health service, there are also a huge amount of us - actually the majority - who don't impact the health service anymore than any other person. We go to the doctor when we feel unwell - hardly a massive trauma to the service. My body functions as it should.
Over the years I've done so many diets, fought with myself, analysed the "type of eater" I am, worked myself into the ground and I've never achieved "it". The fantastical image of what I should be. I am me. I am who I am. And whatever changes I make throughout the years I will always still be me at the end of the day. Isn't being true to you easier in life?