Fat, Sad, and Fake
I recall reading about some study done that said that fat people are more likely to “appear” cheery and upbeat, since they had to mask their true feelings of sadness, depression, and disappointment. At the time I thought of a close friend of mine which has been obese his whole life. This guy is the life of the party, the one to approach the girls, the one to always be happy.
But one day he broke down. We were hanging out, just me and him, and out of no where he started telling how he wasn’t happy with himself. I was shocked because he was always so upbeat. This guy would walk down the street and know everyone, and they knew him too. Hearing what he was telling me was quite shocking. He had contemplated committing suicide. I have never thought of committing suicide. It’s just not how I want to go.
After that day we became a lot closer and he became a lot happier with himself. Real happiness, not the fake happiness he used to exude. He began exercising and getting into shape too. He isn’t skinny, but he isn’t as obese anymore. He stopped using his fat as a crutch and more as fuel.
Anyway, the study went on to mention that one of the main factors for the depression in relation with fat is a chemical imbalance. I’m not a scientist but that sounds like it could be accurate. Just think of all the imbalanced health numbers overweight folks have. High blood pressure, high this, high that. It’s pretty scary. With that said, I do know some grumpy fat guys too.
I was one of those. I have never been a cheery type of guy, I’m more of a get “outta my face” guy. Anyway, that’s all for now. Have any of you heard about that study?