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Natalia Shaw

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Is being over weight a moral failure?

Morality is the rule to maintain our symbiosis for survival.
"Over weight" weakens the symbiosis.
So, it is a "moral failure"

Tell me , what do you think?

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    Jul 30 2013: Natalia, I guess that depends on who judges ... Religions have the seven deadly sins ... the sins are usually given as wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.

    Some are genetic .... lack of will power .... personal problems ... sloth ... gluttony ... mental ... physical ... etc

    There is no one size fits all ... no one solution to reduction. Each person must be evaluated and diagnosed based on their needs.

    Being overweight in a condition ... one that must be acknowledged and accepted by the individual .... no matter how much you may want to help a loved one reduce for a healthier lifestyle ... they must commit to the work and changes that are necessary.

    As a side note .... say some one is 6 feet tall the ideal weight is between 144 and 190 .... according to the chart I found on the web. Most people I know at 6 feet tall are in the 210 - 220 area and do not look fat to me ... but the chart says they are grossly over weight. Perhaps the charts need to be reviewed ... LOL

    Some cultures have a diet that adds to the problem ... many of the pacific Islanders are large people.

    Overweight people need a solution not a brand on their forehead.

    Perhaps it is we that have the moral failure by judging others.

    I wish you well. Bob.
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      Jul 30 2013: "Perhaps it is we that have the moral failure by judging others."

      Couldn't have said it better myself Robert.
      Thank you.

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