>I like it when a cartoon or post generates a lot of debate, as yesterday’s did. I’d like to mention a few things about my post and chose to do it here instead of in the comments so that it would not be missed.
I agree with most of the comments left, there are many people whose disability is not visible and whose legitimate health problems led to their obesity. I recognize that and was not speaking of those folks. Over a dozen of both my wife’s and my family are overweight, several are morbidly obese, which is the state of most Americans. And, like most Americans, none are this way as the result of disability or lack of education or choices. All are this way because, as is human nature, they want what they want and they don’t care what the consequences are until it is too late. I’m not immune to this thinking, either, and certainly have my problems with things I want that may not be in my health’s best interest. It takes a lot of discipline and/or conviction to overcome our tasty, convenient, deadly American lifestyle.
America has become a singular nation of laziness and lack of personal responsibility. Yes, our politicians and corporate overseers are at fault for leading us here, but it isn’t exactly a secret where we are and what it is doing to us. We just refuse to give it up.
So it is to most Americans with no good excuse for their poor health that I speak, not those with legitimate disabilities or legitimate reasons for their weight difficulties.
My apologies for not making that clear, and thanks for all the input. I love honest debate.