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Old 10-10-2011, 12:00 PM   #140 (permalink)
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You ever notice that there's a common thread between obesity & poverty? Not just that a lot of "poor" people are also fat (only in America!), but in the attitude that leads to the result.

Almost anyone (barring a few medical conditions, etc) can, by putting a reasonable effort into diet and exercise, maintain a healthy weight and decent physical condition. But a lot of people just aren't willing to do this: they look for diets & pills that will magically take the weight off without them having to exert any long-term effort. And they look for ways to get money without going to the long-term effort of learning the skills & attitudes that would let them earn it.
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