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Ok, so in another forum I very very rarely visit (for various reasons which I might discuss in the future,) there was a thread that caught my eye about the larger crowd who thinks they're in charge and must have everything accomodated to their size. Usually I'm one to sympathize for those struggling with weight loss and giving their honest effort to staying fit, but it seems to me that this was one of those guys that loves to live in his personal pimped out ECV, complete with novelty horn that he'll use to warn the people ahead of him that they'll soon be ran over if they don't get out of the way, or he'll sit on you. See, he's smart and got one of those horns that has more than use, so I give him some credit for that. Anyways, he's complaining how some of the rides just won't accomodate him and his larger pals, and how unfair it is. Unfair? Do you think having test seats out front of several attractions to see if you can fit unfair? Do you think some of the attractions have "big boy" seats unfair? (Besides, even if you can't fit in those 'big boy' seats, then you've got a weight problem and need to call Jenny right away!) It's bad enough that It's a Small World at Disneyland had to go through a complete overhaul because the bottom of the boats were scraping the bottom of the canal, and while we're at it, we'll change the theme song too.
Lets just say that the world was a really wonderful place that listens to everyone's needs and concerns and grants everyone's wish. Sounds like a dream, right? Now think how great and wonderful that is about 50 or so years later, where we don't have to do much anything, we all get what we want, and we just keep getting larger, and lazier, and less intelligent. Sound familiar? Sounds like how the hit animated Pixar film "Wall-E" starts, and pretty much describes "Idiocracy" as well, but without the cute robots and hover chairs. Towards the end of Wall E, thankfully the captain still had some smarts to realize what was going on in their ship of paradise, they weren't doing much of anything, and that it's time for a change in lifestyle, and I think that you overly sensitive overweight "Pooh" sized people should take note of that, and get a move on! The world isn't going to make it easier for you, and if you really have your heart set out on riding a certain thrill ride, then you should start working out now so that way you'll be able to fit in the seat, let alone not die of a heart attack because you're too fat.
Before I get all the hatemail from all those that can easily sit on me and crush me to death, let me just say that this is by no means attacking any one person or group, but just as a wake up call to EVERYONE that the world isn't going to change for you, so stop whining and complaining about stuff and figure out a way to work around those problems. As quoted by the most awesome Randy Pausch, author of "The Last Lecture," "Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something." So keep that in mind next time you think it's hard to do anything, because nothing's impossible if you put your mind to it.