I do like it when people say the right things. And David Cameron has just done that recently when he blatantly and openly put it point blank that the fat should be told they are fat; full stop. I have always believed so too.
We are so complacent and over neutral in today’s world that truth has become alien to us. I do tell people they are fat and they normally get angry while others around always tell me one thing; ;’it is rude to say so’ - rubbish. But I maintain that such is rubbish because it is obvious they are just as said: FAT! Drug addicts, smokers, alcoholics are not spared my honesty when necessary. It is a truth, and there aren’t 2 sides to it.
But having said that, I do not think Mr. Cameron is right about the poor; although I would suspect he didn’t say or mean it as reported in the TIMES. In my imagination, he might mean that people should rise and make themselves live above poverty instead of using it as an excuse to get mercy and remain prisoners of poverty. Yet, as rightly put, people have to be told where they stand so they can make necessary adjustments.
Without denying it, support must be extended to vulnerable people in these conditions. We will not just have to tell them how fat, poor, alcoholic, etc they are and leave them to struggle alone; NO! The society must work with them but rebuff those who wont reach out to the extended hand of help. In so doing, it will not become a judgment and punishment on these fellas and so we will avoid creating a moralistic society.
In a nutshell, Mr. Cameron’s speech interprets into my best quote ever: “Teach men to fish, not give them fish to eat".