Fat – Is this word really that bad?
Humans have used the word “fat” to insult and ridicule people of a fuller figure for centuries, possibly even millennia. Why does this word have so much power? Why is it able to strike anxiety into the hearts of people and make them feel worthless? And why has it been allowed to depress and demoralize?
William Shakespear said, “A rose called by any other name still smells as sweet.”
In these modern times, times of TV, radio, Magazines, newspapers and most importantly internet. One is incessantly inu
ndated with this standardized version of beauty which never looks like you or anyone you know.
This onslaught has consequently taught us that FAT, is unattractive and thus given the word itself, a negative connotation.
Although the world has evolved at an incredible rate and the “so-called beauty standards” have changed, we still refuse to see the beauty in all sizes. We went from Ally Mcbeal being the goal to Kim Kardashian. We forget the fact that there was a time where Kim was considered fat.
So what’s in the word? Nothing! It will always be relative. Defined and given power by the thoughts that we harbor towards it. Is being called fat is exactly not the same as being called black? It’s just a means to describe what you look like not who you are. It is not your personality, nor will it ever be. It does not determine your drive and ability to succeed. Break the chains that bind this word to your esteem and/or confidence. You are beautiful the way you are, the key is simply to Accept, Acknowledge and Love yourself.
To leave you with the words of some wise person, “You are not fat, you have fat. You also have fingernails, but you are not fingernails.”