Keep up education and encouragement

Re Rogers Rabbits, The Weekend Sun, February 2.

I know this will probably never be published as you own the paper, but as someone who never writes to newspapers etc. I was upset and saddened to see that you have joined the ranks of those in social media who make judgements not caring who they offend or hurt. Having recently moved to the Bay permanently I was shocked.

This is a form of bullying, using the media to express to all and sundry your personal opinion, feeling that you yourself are perfect, and therefore in a position to judge everyone. That person or people that day may have not ventured outside for many months, feeling trapped by their own insecurities and low self-esteem or maybe a medical condition both needing support and encouragement, not judgement. There are many reasons why people are overweight. They may have grown up where poor nutrition was the norm due to lack of money or education and it takes a great deal of strength and courage to change a lifetime habit.  I say keep up education and encouragement and let's look forward to improvement in the years ahead.

D Andrews, Papamoa.


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