A Difficult and Inconvenient Truth...


If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
--Maya Angelou
This is a difficult truth to accept:
The more weight I lose, the better strangers treat me.
I wish it weren't so because while this better treatment might benefit me personally, this suggests that our culture has much work to do in terms of accepting difference on all fronts.

And that saddens me.

I don't want to be privileged over someone else just because I'm thinner (or younger, prettier, etc.).

Privilege ought to be earned, through accomplishments and good deeds, not because of superficial features, such looks, race, age, or size.

As I continue to slim down, I'm going to keep this thought firmly in mind and treat all people with the respect they deserve.

It would be so easy to forget where I started; this post is my reminder.

Peace and respect to all.

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