This blog post caught my attention with a great story at the beginning about the differing cultural perceptions we have about weight. It definitely gives you something to think about… and a good chuckle too! Gethappy shares his thoughts on staying healthy, and he has some really lovely things to say.
While many of us want to be thin to look a certain way, it’s ultimately about our health and our happiness.
What do you think? Do you agree with what he has to say?
By Aliker David Martin
If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. ~Elbert Hubbard
I have never been concerned about my diet until I came to America. To look fat is never a bad thing in Africa, instead being fat is associated with being happy and healthy. The poor, sick and unhappy are associated with being skinny. One day, as I complemented my American boss who had just returned from a holiday in America; I told her, “you look fat and good; you must have enjoyed your holiday!” All the Americans laughed as all my African colleagues nodded in recognition. My boss was deeply hurt and that’s when I learnt of the stigma of obesity in America. So how can one be fat and…
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