I found this article true. I have many times browsed MSN.com and found people complaining and complaining about companies or brands when really - anything and everything is OUR fault. WE don't pick the better choice, WE don't say "no." It seems like in the past year people have REALLY begun to find others to blame for their problems and it's getting insanely out of hand. I know a lot of you will not agree with this article, but I sure as hell do.
Source: CNN Opinion http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/12/17/martin.happy.meals/index.html, by Roland Martin
So instead of being a parent and telling her child, "no," Parham decided to become a plaintiff in the lawsuit. Instead being the grownup and not giving in to the demands of a 6-year-old, Parham thought it made more sense to sue McDonald's to make her job as a parent easier.ald's to make healthy options more visible on the menu.
McDonalds, hot coffee, happy meals, etc. have been around forever. Overweight people have been around for a long time too. The minute more than one diet/exercise commercial hits the TV or someone writes an article - everyone jumps on the hate bandwagon and goes after everyone that pulls into a McDonalds. All of a sudden everyone is "Oh, I don't eat there." "My kids are perfect we don't go there, and if for some weird reason we do they get apples and water and never ask for a toy yadda yadda yadda" BULLCRAP.
We let the media influence and terrorize us into thinking we are horrible people or think that others are bad. We turn into these judge-mongers and it's insane.
Just because an individual is overweight, does not mean they sit in front of the TV and eat all day. Medications, for example, can sometimes have a very big impact on someones weight. Even a little shot every 3 months (Depo Provera) for birth control can make a normal, healthy woman gain 30-40 lbs. Injuries can also debilitate someone from being able to be as active as they could be, so I wish people would stop spouting off on things/people they know nothing about.
Ok, so maybe percentage-wise there are more heavier people than thinner people these days. Things change. We have a lot more to our advantage now, a lot more things to make things easier for us. Well, there are also more people unemployed than working right now too. Is everyone that is unemployed a super lazy piece of crap? No. Some lost their job, some have skills in a specific area that is flooded right now, some simply won't settle for something less than what they think they deserve.
"The government said it would create jobs!!!" Seriously? You think the government can pull jobs out of thin air? Unless the government has ads in the local paper for a White House grounds keeper or someone to clean Congress's toilets, they are NOT creating jobs for us! WE have to create the jobs. There ARE some out there, maybe not VP positions but it's -something-. The government cannot tell companies to hire when there is no money to pay someone. It's not Obama's fault, it's not the Democrats, it's not the Republicans, it's US. We the People lie, cheat, steal (government does too, but hey) and we let ourselves become this greedy, unkempt nation. Yes, the bracket between the poor and the wealthy is growing, but I really think only we can stop it. The wealthy are wealthy because they are working for it. They are doing what they need to do to float. I, myself, do not have a job in my field of study but I am in something close to it. I hate my job but I am doing what I need to do to get by. I loved my previous job with an internationally known company, but wasn't getting enough money. I then searched for something similar and now get more money but my company illegally does not pay their employees overtime when they work it. I work the job because I want to pay my bills and now I have a wedding to save for. Also, I don't know how people don't go insane not doing anything all day without a job! I fortunately have taken the right steps to keep myself from having children (until I am ready) and I don't spend my money on pointless luxury like this BluRay crap. We have DVDs, we're ok.
If we'd put our priorities in the right place, I think the nation could pull its self out of the water. But unfortunately too many people are too self-righteous, greedy, and jaded to see what they do that contributes to the problem.
Instead of being sue happy, say NO. Instead of sitting around taking money from the government, take whatever job you can get to build experience and resume. Instead of having an oopsie baby, wear a frickin' condom! You are not invincible, it CAN happen to you.
Instead of waiting for someone else to make changes for you, do it yourself. We are relying way too much on others.