I’ve been scanning over the many pix of fats and deathfats and reading the many horror stories about fat/deathfat “thinking”, “logic”, attitudes and behaviors here for the last few months. It’s all made me start thinking about how and why people get that way and then just keep on getting more and more (i.e: worse and worse) that way once they start down that path. I realized any analysis of that mess of factors was going to get very complex very quickly, so I googled “psychology of obesity” and holy shit---the complexity of it exploded in my face.
Without getting into pediatric obesity (in which the poor dumb kid is ordinarily screwed by a bad home environment and stupid parents with bad attitudes toward eating and health maintenance) and just focusing on “later onset” obesity, I believe the ball starts rolling with people’s ability to get away with pampering themselves with hedonistic and gluttonous bad thinking, choices and behavior. As the process continues, I believe dissatisfaction and discouragement (with how life is going, which is probably exacerbated by blossoming obesity) set in first and are followed in short order by self-image problems, self-esteem problems and then chronic depression. After that, the self-serving defensiveness of “fat acceptance” (or “body positivity” or “anti-body shaming” or whatever other insane horseshit name you’d like to use) sets in and then it quickly escalates to obesity rationalization and then ultimately to obesity glorification.
Now... meanwhile, back in real life... I’m going to presume that many fats aren’t totally mindless and oblivious to what they’re making themselves into. They hopefully have doctors who hopefully tell them about the negative consequences of obesity, they hopefully can read and see much of the unavoidable information (even including those stupid TV shows about >600lb deathfats, obesity glorification, etc--which are all loaded with major warning signs) about it, etc. Nonetheless, they continue down the path of fat>fatter>fattest>deathfat and they even post selfies along with idiotic messages about how beautiful, attractive, healthy, “fit”, “strong” and “fierce” they are (all of which are pathetic bald-faced lies and even they know it).
So, the question begs itself: WHY? Why do people (who presumably mostly know better even if they refuse to admit the truth) continue down this self-destructive, guaranteed badly-ending path? I think the answer is actually simple. IMO, it’s basic, self-loathing driven self-destructiveness. Just like a kid who cuts or burns him/herself. NOT like a kid who does a competent job and ends up dead, but like the 99.999% of them who do it “for show” and as a cry for attention, esteem and help.
I believe adult obesity (including all the HAES, “body positivity”, “anti-body shaming" horseshit and all the 500 million other versions of obesity-glorifying horseshit) is simply intentional self-mutilation and aggressive public rationalization of it. I believe adult obesity is just the physical manifestation of a very deep-running mental health (or--more accurately, mental illness) problem. I no longer see fat fucks as just fat fucks. I now see them as mentally illness cases who turned themselves into fat fucks as one of the manifestations of their mental illness. And--to take it that last step that it needs to be taken to--the fatter they are, the worse their mental illness obviously is and the louder they make their denial-driven noise about how healthy-“fit”-“strong”-etc they are (and all the rest of their goddam bald-faced lies), the worse their mental illness obviously is.
How else could a presumably once human being turn him/herself into an “itself” like Witless Weigh More and be physically incapable of standing up on skis or even riding a damn bicycle while screaming about how “healthy” it is? The purposeful blindness to reality and the insanity in that kind of so-called “thinking” are beyond rational comprehension---because it’s all irrational and in truth just plain insane.