The question I ask:
Why do people let themselves become fat?
Is it laziness? Apathy towards others? A brain disorder? Possessed by demons?
I’m not sure, but when I think of the times I’ve tried to convince infatfidels of losing weight I’ve noticed a pattern.
No matter how many times I would cite the advantages of regular exercise and losing weight –
Increased attractiveness to the opposite sex
Fewer health ailments, thereby saving hundreds of thousands in the long run
Fatties always would deliver excuses as to why they cannot change their diet or go to the gym.
“I get laid.” or “Guys still date me.”
“My health insurance comes with the job.” or “My health is fine.”
“The gym is too tiring.” or “I don’t have the time.”
“I’m not stressed at all.” or “Not accepting my weight is stressful!”
I’ve reached the following conclusion: Fat people must not like something about themselves. Their objections to losing weight are a denial of reality. The only reason people would deny, with total conviction, something easily demonstrable as the benefits of a healthy weight is to protect their self-esteem.
What are they protecting their self-esteem from?
Instead of facing the truth about their destructive lifestyle habits, infatfidels deny-rationalize away their fatness, much like a drug addict. And, like the addict, they avoid confronting how little they value themselves by focusing on the pleasure of eating food.
Therefore, the fatter a person is, the more they hate themselves. The cycle of self-destruction is ignore who they are or what they’ve become, so fatness is the addiction that helps one forget about being fat.
So I propose a different solution to pleasing Allah, and removing fat from America. In addition to fatness being shamed publicly, fatties should be consulted on an individual level in a way to boost their self-esteem into losing more weight.
That’s right. There must be some kind of niceness to our jihad. We must use encouragement-shaming.
For example, when talking to a friend, family, or, god forbid, lover, about their fat problem, encourage them to lose weight while condescending them:
“You deserve a better life.”
“There’s no reason to treat yourself like that.”
“You should feel happy with yourself.”
“Don’t let others think less of you.”
Notice the fatty is made more depressed about his/her condition while given the opportunity to redeem themselves by losing weight. Encouragement-shaming is a devious psychological manipulation that works to make a person feel as if they could be superior provided they make sufficient changes to their behavior.
I’m convinced that public shaming combined with private encouragement-shaming would encourage millions of fatties everywhere to make changes to their lifestyle.
But until then, fat people will continue to hate themselves.