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So often, people equate us fat folks with various animals. We’re compared to a pig or an elephant or a whale (or even the elusive “land whale”). And usually this comparison is offered as a criticism or as a way to make us feel bad. But you know what? Each of those animals is able to do pretty amazing things. Elephants are large and smart and strong and athletic and beautiful and graceful. Elephants look great in dresses, are good dancers and can even water ski. So go ahead and call me an elephant. Pachyderms are awesome, and they are natural athletes.
And as for pigs, now there are some amazing athletes. In this ONE VIDEO, you can see a pig who golfs, bowls, plays soccer, jumps hurdles, rides a skateboard, shoots a basket, and pitches a baseball. And pigs are also smart, independent, sociable and generally awesome! And as for whales, how many humans do you know who can do this:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXe5_t8vRls]
Whales are absolutely amazing athletes who can leap and backflip and sing loud enough to be heard for miles. All in all, whales, pigs and elephants are beautiful, smart, graceful, strong and wonderful creatures. And land whales? Since they don’t exist in the real world, I choose to imagine them as awesome too!
The world of nature is full of evidence that creatures can be both large and athletic. Both big and incredibly graceful. The only place that fit and fat cannot co-exist is in the minds of certain closed-minded people. And for that we might want to look at this animal as a reference:
The Fat Chick