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sherryval in anas_lolis

I found this in a letter someone sent me years ago that I never read until today..

It's so sad but very pretty and true.

Funny how we think that being thin is the key to happiness, so we throw away our happiness in a desperate attempt to find the key.

Funny how we think that once we are thin we won't have a care in the world, when in reality, it brings to us more cares than the world has room for.

Funny how we think we can control the food when in every case, the food begins to control us.

Funny how we think we will have a satisfying life when we are thin, and don't realize we are losing our lives in search of that satisfaction.

Funny how we think we will be perfect when we reach our ideal weight, only to find no weigh is ideal and perfection is an impossible goal.

Funny how we think that models are beautiful and praise-worthy and happy, and we ignore our happiness and beauty and praiseworthiness in search of theirs.

Funny how we think it's okay for others to eat but we are undeserving of it.

Funny how we think that not eating won't harm us, yet we see thousands of people die each year from starvation.

Funny how we think we will become well-liked when we are thin, but we ignore our best friends and those who like us more than friends already.

Funny how we think we will feel wonderful when we lose just five more pounds, and think the thirty we've lost already mean nothing and don't matter.

Funny how we think that mirrors, scales, sizes and TV speak the truth, but believe that others are lying when they say we are too thin.

Funny how we think that fat will kill us and we don't see that we may as well come face to face with starving lions, as that would have the same consequence as lack of food.

Funny how we think that people without body fat have the great life, but don't realize how great our lives are until it's too late and we're miserable.

Funny how we think we will love ourselves when we are thin, but when we get thin, there is none of us left to love.

Funny how we think God made a mistake in creating us, and we forget that God doesn't make mistakes; He makes miracles. We are his miracles.


I really love this poem. It makes me smile. Yeah it's true. We don't really realise what is happening around us just think thin, weight, food, perfection. In a way we are selfish...
I agree, it's very...clear in a way.. I am so glad that you liked it. I was thinking of printing it out on a picture for a friend of mine.

I love your icon picture by the way.
What a beautiful poem. I liked it alot. it was so very true. Thank you for sharing.