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    Quote Originally Posted by Capsaicin View Post
    I’ll never understand these gimmick diets and why people buy into them so much.

    How about you just don’t eat like shit and find some form of physical activity you like, and then you don’t have to deprive yourself of either nutrition or taste, bounce between dieting and not-dieting, and can feel good about a healthy, functioning body instead of making yourself a wreck over a skinny body? You get more energy and less stress.
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    The only time dieting makes sense to me is when you're training for something -- e.g. a marathon, a bodybuilding contest, a photo shoot/theatrical production, a horse race. Otherwise, it should be a lifestyle change, not a diet.
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    I have seen the top of the mountain. And it is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haven View Post
    I have seen the top of the mountain. And it is good.
    *Shoves off the mountain*


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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    *Shoves off the mountain*


    IT'S ALL MINE!
    This mountain means more to me than it does to you. In the name of all that is good in this world...

    I CAST THEE OUT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haven View Post
    I have seen the top of the mountain. And it is good.
    There was the mountain
    It was a big fuckin' mountain

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    I read a news story about children who posted a scathing and honest obituary for their abusive mother, and I was surprised to read comments from people who were disbelieving or thought they were in the wrong.

    What's the thinking behind this? Is it because it's easier to believe there are ungrateful and spoiled people in the world than it is to believe that there are monsters, and that the monsters aren't always obvious as painted in the media or unfeeling and inhuman as painted in fiction?

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    I think it's easier to see some sort of wrongdoing and immediately judge it as wrong, rather than consider that it may be justified, and even after giving it this consideration some will still think it unjustified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capsaicin View Post
    I read a news story about children who posted a scathing and honest obituary for their abusive mother, and I was surprised to read comments from people who were disbelieving or thought they were in the wrong.

    What's the thinking behind this? Is it because it's easier to believe there are ungrateful and spoiled people in the world than it is to believe that there are monsters, and that the monsters aren't always obvious as painted in the media or unfeeling and inhuman as painted in fiction?
    I guess people are overly accustomed to the idea that the good in a person -- even if there's only a bit of good -- will be all there is in their obituary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    I guess people are overly accustomed to the idea that the good in a person -- even if there's only a bit of good -- will be all there is in their obituary.
    It seems more a shame to go along with it than to allow an alternative way to talk and think about the dead when it's the truth and the emotional freedom of victims that's being masked or denied. It's just another way for abusers to dodge the truth getting out as well as the social and emotional consequences that should exist for their actions (but often don't).

    Maybe it just boils down to the emotional appeal and kneejerk reaction, like @Haven said. My mother used us for years as pity cards and was a master of manipulation through emotions, even dodging CPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capsaicin View Post
    I read a news story about children who posted a scathing and honest obituary for their abusive mother, and I was surprised to read comments from people who were disbelieving or thought they were in the wrong.

    What's the thinking behind this? Is it because it's easier to believe there are ungrateful and spoiled people in the world than it is to believe that there are monsters, and that the monsters aren't always obvious as painted in the media or unfeeling and inhuman as painted in fiction?
    As well as the taboo of speaking ill of the dead, perhaps just the idealistic desire that a woman wouldn't do that to her children. More appealing to think they're wrong.

    Plus consider what it says about those who knew her if this abuse has successfully gone under everyone's radar for so long. Kind of makes you feel guilty to realize you've been sympathetic with an abuser.

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