August 24th, 2008


The fat personality?

I woke up while the clock radio had an interview with a man who had been obese but had lost a lot of weight due to some treatment in Denmark. (Of all places - Danes are generally massively fatter than Norwegians.) I don't know what kind of treatment this was, it was probably mentioned before I woke up. What he talked about was how his personality had changed. He had begun doing various sports and such things, that were unthinkable before. And one more thing. Before, he said, he had always been thinking about what he could do for his friends, how he could be the best possible friend for them. He had not been thinking about himself at all, because he was not worth anything. But that had changed now.

Perhaps the fattening of this planet is not such a bad thing after all. I hear repeated studies show the Danes are the happiest people in the world... If their society is one in which people constantly think about what they can do for each other, it must be very similar to Heaven.
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