Sent to you by moya via Google Reader:
Health is not a virtue. It's a privilege (and one the disabled don't have). Fuck that. You don't have to be healthy. You don't owe it to anyone. Why do we so often value "taking care of yourself" over qualities like patience, honesty and kindness? Self-care is great, but it's not a measure of your worth. Working out and eating "right" do NOT make you a better person. And what you or I do with our bodies is nobody's business, anyway.
too many people typing these days have Life Privilege, in my opinion. how many corpses can type a response to these vitally-charged posts, after all?
i am getting to the point where i think that there is no such thing as health, other than as a social hierachy category. this is a big deal to my brain. to put it in perspective, saying that there is no such thing as health feels much more difficult, than saying that there is no such thing as god.
if the dead could speak, do you think they would say, gee, i wish i could have gone to the gym more?