Wenx’ World: The Backlash

21 Sep

Stating the truth is something we are striving in science. Saying the truth is what morals of life (and sometimes faith) ask you to do. But sometimes sharing the truth, the real personal truth is truly unwanted – or an emotional slap in the face.

I don’t know what it is, but I often find myself in situations, when my (female) conversational partner talk to me about their weight, their diets, their exercising. I don’t diet or exercise. I eat and train like I have previously shared my views about all the Gold Coast eating disorders. But maybe not enough people read my posts, so lately I found myself listening again to some girl whining about her weight and the upcoming diet. So I decided, I would like to share my troubles about my weight and my diets, too: Some weeks, I train so much that I struggle to not lose weight, my body refuses worthless foods like chips and burgers then and all that good food costs so much… Boom – conversation killer. Instant silence. Disturbed looks.

Just like Felicia Czochanski, who published in article writing about the struggles of being beautiful “I’m a girly girl. I’m 5-foot-5 with blonde hair, big hazel eyes, 34DDs, and toned calves.”. She wishes people would respect her mind more and not judge her on appearance only. And with her request for less judgement, she got even more: Her article was slammed online with comments accusing her of narcissism, arrogance and blatancy.

Yes, I admit there is a fine line between stating positive, personal truths and arrogance. But it makes me wonder: Why is it not acceptable to share successes or positives? Is society really that envious, jealous and begrudging? And have you noticed that sharing negatives about ourselves and even calling ourselves (and each other) names is perfectly normal and fine? It seems a very sensitive topic. And I don’t get it.

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