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yep don't disagree...I should preface that I stumbled upon this.....
By:  darth maynard (Moderators; 19157)
Posted on: 04-09-2019 10:56.
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...and was incredibly saddened. Not only at the man's life, but how this illness affects his family.

Sure, for most people it's low-hanging fruit to ridicule and make fun of people in such a situation. However, as you mentioned its terribly obvious that this is addiction and the path to being healthy from this is hard work, for everyone involved.

Thanks for not taking it as me being a a-hole.

    Paul had 1,000 monkeys type:
    You're a kind dude, and I know you're not having a go, these shows are just the same as the myriad "Hoarders" variants; all just feature a massively fucked up person whose illness has a physical manifestation that they have to take with them everywhere (or live in, for hoarders).

    We can all get a little heavy from time to time, but when you're tip over 300-400lbs, you really need some professional assistance, a support network, and for someone to get your enablers to stop participating. Tough bill for most if not all of these folks I'm sure. My wife watched a few of those weight shows before we canned TV and I just couldn't do more than a few minutes. It's repellent and all that, but it feels exploitative.

    I like that they show the problems for the complexity that they have, but it still feels like ridiculing people.

    Edited by Paul at 4/9/2019 10:39:16 AM


“The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.”-Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle), novelist (23 Jan 1783-1842)