Inherently Different

The One About Personal Responsibility

Just wondering exactly why people tend to blame others for their inadequacies. I mean, I understand that doing so is easier than finding a problem in yourself and taking action to correct it. That I understand. It is the blatant disregard for personal responsibility that gets me.

I just watched Super Size Me, the film by Morgan Spurlock that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at our fast food nation. For anyone who hasn’t watched it (it was at Sundance this past year, though we missed it there), it is rather frightening in its unabashed blame-shifting for obesity on fast food companies rather than the fat fuckers who bolt down a super sized value meal.

I might be in the minority (yet again), but I don’t believe that fast food companies should be blamed for providing the OPTION to purchase their food. I don’t think they should be blamed for having effective advertising. I don’t think they should be blamed for making Americans fatter.

It still all boils down to personal responsibility. You make choices every day that affect your health. Blaming McDonalds for making food that makes you fat if you eat it is like blaming the Weatherman if it rains.

Eat a burger, run a mile. That should be any rational adults motto if they enjoy eating at a fast food restaurant. My fat ass included.