Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Duality of words

I believe all of us have this idea in mind that we shouldn't call fat to a person which is actually, fat... Most probably, this was one of another common sense subjects that our dear parents (or whoever raised us) taught us when we were at a young age.
Sometimes, kids can't hold themselves and start shouting to each other that kid X is fat and so on...
Doesn't this sound familiar to you?

Well, my point is: it's not okay to call fat to someone, but is it okay to call skinny/slim?!

Some people, don't waste time on telling someone who's not fat or has a "normal" weight for his/her size. As an example: "Oh my God! You're so skinny... How do you do that?!"
This is a very usual comment, but do actually people realize, that what they think to be a compliment, could actually be very painful/harmful towards the other person?



Some of us are skinny/slim by nature; no diets, no illnesses but simply can't have the average weight for their height. And yes, it's difficult to be skinny/slim, even though you're healthy! 

Whenever making a compliment to someone, please keep in mind, that the other person might not see it as compliment.

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2 comments

  1. you are so right!!! when i was child i was so slim, so so slim and my ex partners made fun of my lol and i had to endure all this because calling someone slim/skinny is not bad(??) but call someone fat it's offense.. never I don't understand why. LOL

    Kisses dear

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  2. Completely agree. Maybe avoiding these remarks it's a good start.

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