6.17.2013

stop judging

I follow a lot of fitspo accounts (der) and on so many before/after photos I see this, "You looked better before." I've seen it on my own and countless others. Along with this, I see... 

"Anorexic!"
"Too skinny!"
"Ew."
"Eat something." 

It seems as though everyone is a critic. It's sad to see that so many people are insecure in themselves that they feel the need to lash out at others whose backgrounds, body types, and lifestyles are unknown to them. People are so quick to judge and spew out these hateful comments from behind the shelter of their computers and phones. What they don't realize is that these comments can be damaging and defeating, especially to those who have worked hard to get where they are. I fully understand that we somewhat "ask for it" by putting our photos out into the world to see, but some opinions should just be kept quiet. We put these photos up to motivate and to inspire others; to say "It can be done." We shouldn't be fearful of what harsh words will be used against us next. We should be proud of our decision to change and the accomplishments that come with it, whether it's weight loss or gaining muscle.

The point to this long-winded rant is to think before you speak...or type out some nasty comment or tweet. Saying someone is anorexic is just as hurtful as calling someone fat. You don't know the person you're judging, so be kind. Try to find some other form of happiness because bringing others down shouldn't be a form of it.




4 comments:

  1. Actually, they do know it can be damaging, and that's why they do it. I hate it when people say stuff like that when someone has worked so hard on a transformation. If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all!

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  2. Great point - people get kicks trying to hurt others. I find those comments can be hurtful and distracting but the good the motivational posts offer far outweigh those morons. (imo) Keep it up, lady!

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  3. I saw this video on YouTube from the Raw Brahs and thought you might like it because it goes right along with what you've said. Haters are really you're motivators! And they don't actually hate you, they hate themselves for not being able to accomplish what you've done! http://youtu.be/37uwUaE7nJc

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  4. You make a really good point because it's mean to make comments about someone's weight whether they are skinny or heavy set. People should learn to keep their negativity to themselves.

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