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Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude: Even in the face of rude people.

Being Big in a Little World means maintaining a great attitude and sense of humor even in the face of rude people.

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude: You’re in Good Company

Are you a big person? I’m not talking to the person who wants to loseBeing Big: What do you mean I'm too big? I only weigh 50 pounds on the moon. five or ten pounds of vanity fat to squeeze into some tight fitting swimsuit. I’m talking to the person who goes for a checkup and spies the doctor writing “Morbidly Obese,” (I hate those words), on his chart. Now that’s a big person. Join the club. You’re in good company.

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude: A Little Secret

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s no shame being big. I’m going to let you in on another secret. Big people can be just as successful as anyone else.  I took a poll the other day as I sat outside a big department store. I noticed that sixty-eight percent of the people exiting the store were in the big category. (This is not a scientific poll, but it was one I believe can be repeated nationwide.)

What’s my point? It is simply that big people have been taught by society that we are less desirable and less likely to succeed. The advertising we see, the comments we hear, all lead us to believe that being big is sub-normal in some way. That simply is not true.

But…there are things that a big person can do to enhance his image: attitude, dress, and health.

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude: Great Attitude

Every rude remark that someone makes is not a reflection on you or your personality. It simply shows that there are rude people in the world. Learn to have a sense of humor. If we can laugh at ourselves we will find there are fewer people laughing at us.

When I was in high school I was standing in the hallway talking to some friends when a girl walked to me and said, “Gee…you’re fat.”

I merely replied, “Thank you. I might never have known had you not told me. Thanks for sharing.”

My classmates laughed with me. Even the girl was amused.

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude: Sense of Humor

Another time I was told, “You’re too fat.”

I replied, “Too fat? Do you know how many calories I have to eat every day just to keep this beautiful figure?”

I received laughs, but they were with me, not at me.

Or I might have said, “That’s strange, I only weigh fifty pounds on the moon.”

Over the years I’ve learned that a sense of humor alleviates many potentially damaging situations.

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude: Another Incident
Another incident illustrates my point. While I was visiting with a friend, she looked at a man walking past us and said, “I can’t stand that fat guy.”

I looked at her and said, “What do you mean fat? He’s half my size.”

“Oh, I don’t think of you as fat,” she replied.

The point is that my sense of humor helped her see me as a regular person. It allowed me to get close enough to share ideas and my personality. A sense of humor is essential for big people.

When I notice people staring at me or gossiping about me. I simply smile and wave. Usually, they will smile back or look away. Either way it’s not my problem.

A great sense of humor lets people see the real you. Don’t let other people’s rudeness turn you into a sour or combative person. The idea is to make friends and great contacts. That can’t be done by being nasty and sarcastic, (even if somebody else started it).

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude: Conclusion

Being big with a great attitude and sense of humor solves many problems, (not all, there are still rude people in the world), but you will be in control of most situations.

Copyright 2011 J-me

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Other Being Big articles in this series include:

Being Big in a Little World – Dress for Success
Being Big in a Little World – Living Healthy

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