Fat or Skinny?

February 23, 2012
The world is full of judgment. A world where people look at your style of clothing, your looks, and that one thing everybody fears; your body. Yes I said it I know. Everyday within society, school, work, and even your own house you are judged on the way your body looks.

Recently I went to a party and my friend, who isn't super skinny, asked me if I ever ate? I laughed and said I eat everything I can find and I could tell by the look on her face she thought I was joking. I asked her what the look was for and she got really close to me and said, “I honestly though you were anorexic or bulimic or something. You're so skinny, that can't be healthy.”

At first I thought she was joking but when she didn't start laughing along with me I realized how serious she was. She was truly concerned with my weight. At first I couldn't believe she'd ever think I'd do that to myself, but then I told her I was at the perfect weight for my age and height and she walked away with that puzzled look on her face.

After a while I could tell my friend was walking around the room talking to other people and I couldn't help but think if she was telling people I was anorexic. In the end she wasn't but I began to notice other peoples body's along with my own.

Depending on height and many times, age, people all varied in size. My family have always been skinny when there young and filling out in their older years but I couldn't help but freak out that I may be fat one day. After the thought crossed my mind I felt horrible about myself and knew some people can't help their size.

But through media people are portrayed as skinny and perfect with big boobs and butt. I've always hated how the media have portrayed people. People shouldn't care about their weight. If they want to fix their size, then go for it! Make yourself the perfect YOU. Whether you're perfect image of you is skinny or a little curvier around the edges. People shouldn't make you feel bad about the way you look. Christina Aguilera's song “Beautiful” gives the greatest message: It shouldn't matter what people think of you, you're beautiful no matter what everyone else says.

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