Essay about Being A Cripple, By Nancy Mairs

1237 Words Mar 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Okay, let’s face it, we all know that it is alway fat, it is never chubby. Well, then the title should be “On Being Fat”. Most people think of the word “fat” as an impolite word to call people, but I do not think so. Like what Nancy Mairs says in her essay “On Being a Cripple,” she says, “‘Cripple’ seems to me a clean word, straightforward and precise”(Par. 4). Same as her point of view, fat is just like cripple, a word to describe a person precisely. I do not like the word “overweight”. What do you mean I am overweight? Does the mean there is a “standard weight” for people? I just do not like the way “overweight” standardize people. “Fat” is more natural, more human, it is not offensive. I was never bullied because I am fat, at least I was never in a fight because of that. My peers called me names, fatty, fatty boom-boom, and some “advanced” ones if you know what I mean. I was never upset about it, since they were not used to attack me. Maybe since I was fat, I developed an extremely positive personality, known as the famous fatty personality. I never really get offended when people call me names. Even if they are aggressive about it, I know they are jealous of me constantly emitting cuteness into the atmosphere and bringing joy to people. I like being happy, I saw a great quote once, it says, “Be so happy that when others see you they become happy too”. I agree, if you always get offended and wear a sad face all the time, people among you will be affected. So,…

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