ppl need ppl

I walked into work this morn. Before I even got to my office, I was told “OMG, Did you know Corey Haim died?!?!” To which I answered “Was it a drug overdose?”. She said “yeah”.

“Eh” was all I could answer.

What a cliché. I hate to say it, but c’mon ppl.

Don’t these ppl have ppl? I mean, I know I have more than enough ppl who butt into voice their concerns about my life. They’re called friends & family. & I’ve got a huuuuge family.

Someone had to have known there were probs.

This brings me to the ‘Precious’ girl. I’m glad she’s comfortable w/ herself. Props to her for loving herself & her confidence is a strong force. She should love herself; she’s a talented young lady.

However, she’s got to have family that should be concerned about her health. It’s one thing to be a bit overweight. But I think she’s obese, which means health probs. Plus, she’s black, so the likelihood of her having or developing diabetes is great. Not to mention high cholesterol & blood pressure.

Not pressure her, but encourage her. Remember, I believe in moving towards something, not away from something. But I think she’s got the right attitude. Here’s something she did say:

“I love the way I look. I’m fine with it. And if my body changes, I’ll be fine with that.”

So, I respect that she understands that loving herself is not related to the physical, but rather to who she is as a person. But at the same time, I want her to not have what ends up being stupid/silly complications that wouldn’t have disrupted her life if she’d monitor her blood sugar, or cholesterol level.

I’m not really upset w/ Gabby Sidibe.

I’m just sick of ppl not being there for other ppl.

When I see a kid riding shotgun w/ no seat belt, it infuriates me. That kid HAS their own person to watch over them, & they still aren’t doing it! We are a societal group. Meant to be social creatures.

Update (6/19/2010) – Related Article:
I just found this post on Gabby as I was browsing the blog of @blackconseco.

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One thought on “ppl need ppl

  1. I agree, there’s a big difference between being overweight and obese and our girl Gabby is very much obese and that does lead to severe health problems very quickly. Doesn’t a girl like that deserve as high a quality of life as the rest of us?
    We all have ppl, but sometimes our ppl are afraid to confront us on the big issues for fear they will upset us or we’ll take it the wrong way. The elephants in the room nobody mentions. 🙂

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