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    An Open Apology to All of My Weight Loss Clients – Iris Higgins:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/iris-higgins/an-open-apology-to-all-of_b_3762714.html

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    craig ferguson – why everything sucks (the deification of youth and imbecility):

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    ^ comments from the ‘type o negative? band forum:

    [quote=”FrenchDeath”]
    maria callas’ case is special. she was one of the first singers to suffer pressure from media like rock stars would, like elvis presley would (another good example of changing weight and voice), opera singers are fragile persons but she was simply hysterical. before TV, radio and internet, opera singers use to be fat people and that was ok with them, they didn’t care too much about their image because they had none in modern terms. callas’ reputation came more from her hysteria and her acquaintance with billionaires than from her talent. you had many gifted opera singers at the time who didn’t need to mutilate themselves to be able to go on their career.
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    [quote=”bionicanna”]
    i’ve never thought of extreme fat loss as mutilation, but i suppose it is. and i think there was a time when the preferred image for women was that of the opera singers, who were among the few to be in the public eye.

    yes, maria callas seemed to be a deeply troubled person, and that is perhaps why every word she sang was filled with so much emotion.

    i remember reading that her voice at a young age was very dark, and she worked hard to lighten it up…
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    but it’s not over until…

    some say that the final singer featured, maria callas, severely weakened her voice halfway through her career, after giving in to pressure to lose too much weight too fast.

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    Sumo Wrestler Kotomitsuki Keiji

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    another clip from “drunken master.” at the 7:23 mark, notice the special effort spent training a young man who would be considered overweight today.

    yet he is not ridiculed, and there is no apparent pressure to make him lose body fat. could that be because such an appearance was considered normal at that age, or that it was a highly sought after physique at such an age for a future warrior, which only the rich could afford to support?

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    and i’ll leave you with the restaurant scene from “drunken master.” paying for lots of food is indeed the tough part. thank goodness for buffets!

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    continuing the discussion in the previous post:

    [quote=”FrenchDeath”]
    so…

    – first rift in the human system, we rarely reach full potential, actually we rather pick up laziness, unless one has a vocation;

    – if we apparently act like bugs, it might be also because of our laziness, since acting like bugs implies we avoid thinking, I’d dare say we dodge thinking;

    – reversibility, in the case you quote, shows you (and I and they) refer to a time direction. it wouldn’t be reversibility, I guess, but a turn in a process which, as process, must include negative sequences. so, my answer would be yes, after such an experience we should be back to ourselves, enriched by disruptive components. but we face that on a daily basis, the difference is only of intensity;

    – it would be of utmost interest to inventory a large spectrum of acceptations of happiness and freedom. this could trigger a massive nuclear war.
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    [quote=”Marius”]
    Or maybe we could start seeing each other with love and compassion.
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    [quote=”bionicanna”]
    those would be excellent words to end the 180degreehealth thread with. i will try my best not to think of any more bright ideas in the wee hours of the morning.
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    continuing the discussion in the previous post:

    [quote=”Marius”]
    This is adding a whole new dimension to the exponential hive mentality I’m witnessing.
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    [quote=”FrenchDeath”]
    you’re witnessing in yourself?[/quote]

    [quote=”Marius”]
    What I’m seeing in the world, like the number of people who think everything needs to be the same and equal has just exploded.
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    [quote=”FrenchDeath”]
    Quote me as much as you need, Miss Bio.

    Now ants and bees are genetically programmed to being this or that. Would they understand they might do the revolution if we spoke their languages? I doubt it, they probably don’t possess the sense of happiness, not to mention freedom. Then, happiness and freedom are the remits those who intend to control us employ, since this concepts, permanently reinvested in endless interpretations, shine from the background of our necessary decisions and weaken them.
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    [quote=”bionicanna”]
    thanks again, fd!

    i agree that ants and bees would not act like humans, and are most likely already reaching their full potential. but humans sometimes act like ants and bees.

    i remember stopping the pursuit of a job opportunity in a location i very much liked because the owner wanted to be able to simultaneously use several people’s brains in a hivelike manner. if he was actually capable of this, would it always be reversible?

    as for concepts such as happiness and freedom, the way that they are defined for us at an early age makes all the difference, though i do think deprogramming is possible.
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    • This reply was modified 9 years, 1 month ago by bionicanna.
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    a response from the “type o negative” band forum:

    [quote=”FrenchDeath”]
    The control of the adolescent population bodies doesn’t only prosper through rigged diets. Spend hours daily in front of a screen, playing vid games, and your corporal balance will capsize sooner or later : no one can deny this is happening for real.

    The jamming of the self perception of an individual, preferably young, of its male or female state constitutes a new layer in the control process of the people, strongly propped up by growing illiteracy
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    [quote=”bionicanna”]
    great observations there, fd. i’m gonna keep quoting you three guys in that 180degreehealth thread until you tell me to stop.

    among the ants and bees, we see that only a few become sexually mature, by being specially fed, but the queen is no more free than the workers.
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    and in modern times, such a state of body and mind is painted over with a glamorous brush, but one only needs to look back at the depression era united states or at third world nations to see it unmasked.

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    conspiracy theorists might also say that promoting leanness as an ideal produces a self-punishing, weak-willed nature throughout life, a despondent lack of motivation and resolve, and an inclination toward working long hours for little reward, rather than wasting a moment of time enjoying an abundant life with families and friends. so the stressful adolescent phase, marked by the difference between who one is and who one has the potential to become, ends up lasting a whole lifetime.

    it could also be said that ridiculing the extremes of masculinity and femininity is an effective way to double the number of available tax-paying workers without doubling the number of available jobs. in such a competitive market, there is less pressure to pay decent wages equivalent to what people’s work is worth.

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    also, the tendency of low body fat or calorie deficit to revert adults to an adolescent stage may make them more vulnerable to compulsive and impulsive behaviors such as eating disorders, sex addiction and drug abuse.

    as one becomes more dependent on chemicals activating many of the same pathways that food does, and more dependent on the high produced by the body’s own stress responses to starvation or thrill seeking, malnutrition becomes part of a vicious cycle that eventually kills appetite for food.

    this may explain why weight gain is associated with recovery, and relapses are sometimes preceded by a calorie deficit.

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