First things first… wow… thank you all for the overwhelming love and support for Monday’s post. I had no idea when I was typing that sucker up it would resonate with so many people… but I’m glad it did. This world could use a lot more compassion and a lot less criticism. So many people shared the post that my page views were 20 times higher the last 2 days than they are on a regular basis.
Of course when one has an opinion there are going to be the dissenters. You know what they say about opinions… they’re just like wedgies. Just because you don’t have one today don’t mean you won’t have one tomorrow. While the vast majority were lovely and supportive comments, I did end up with about 20 or so that were so vile and hate-filled, I could have hung them up on the devil’s refrigerator.
Imagine that… a little ole post about having more compassion for those who may look different than you do came back with at least 10 people commenting that I was being a “whiny [expletive delete] with a huge victim mentality who takes no responsibility for being fat.” There was the dude who told me if I’d spend less energy writing pity me dirge like this and more energy exercising, I’d have lost my weight already (Katie Hopkins… is that you? Also, I exercise 3 to 6 days a week). There was something about how fat is merely an adjective and if I am offended by the word it’s because I have no backbone. There was something about comparing fat prejudice to any other prejudice is ridiculous because no matter what I think my weight is within my power. I’ll stop here… but the pleasantries went on.
These people completely missed the point… completely! But, they also proved my point… completely… so thank you for that, pleasant folk hiding behind the sword and shield you call a computer.
I’m guessing the lack of riboflavin in these folks’ diets is a big reason for why they are so hateful… I’d also venture to say if they’d think of adding a few bowls of Cocoa Pebbles per week into their diets they’d get that mineral right up into a normal level. Riboflavin disease is the worst… especially on the common sense bone.
This blog post is for me… I need to let the negative go and move on, keeping the positive in mind. I can only imagine the haters must have something going on in their lives making them so bitter. I hope they are able to figure it out and get back to the sunny side of life… it sucks living on the devil’s refrigerator.
Also, Kelly Clarkson has a message for you on my behalf: