Health Is Wealth
The obesity problem
Is perpetuated by stigma
If you’re in an area with less of it
The stigma is more
So you don’t go anywhere
Or have any friends
Until you move somewhere else or
Europe seems to have
Slightly less of a problem with it, mostly due
To the whole
“Society built before cars” infrastructure. — right?
Or is it something else, too
Like, honestly, abroad—
Cars are super in the fucking way and awkward
Having one is like wtf, you must live
Out in the country
Or have a family
Or just love cars or something
In America— you have a car
Because otherwise you’d have to borrow someone else’s
There’s no way around it.
People be like—
“Americans are fat because they don’t move
And they eat like barn animal idiots“
Meanwhile we are the nation with some of the most
Obsessive fitness fanatics.
We are a diverse land of extremes
And the only thing that connects us
If you don’t have money, in America
You cant afford vegetables, or milk, or the doctor.
You cant cook at home between the two jobs you work.
You cant save money
When all of your money is spent on
Emergency medical bills from things like
Normal life growing pains, all the way up to
Cancer you could never hope to pay for.
“Norwegians are good at saving”
If I lived in a country
With free healthcare and salmon
I’d be fucking loaded
With all the money I didn’t have to spend
Taking care of myself to the extent
Me or my family could afford.
Health is wealth —
In America that proverb is literal
Don’t judge someone
For dealing with problems
You’ve never had.
These fucking spoiled ass people
Shaming other countries while they sit on their