Also because of all of the depression that goes on in the story and all of the depression issues that some people go to the doctor for because it is really severe. Lastly because of all of the family members the characters lose it makes me ask myself what would I do if I ever lost my mom or dad. In the book “Chicken Soup for the Girl’s Soul” the plot is the most important part of the book because there is a lot of bullying that goes on in the story and a lot of bullying goes on in the world today. Also because of all of the depression that goes on in the story and all of the depression issues that some people go to the doctor for because it is really severe. Lastly because of all of the family members the characters lose it makes me ask myself what would I do if I ever lost my mom or dad.
Walter Cunningham, Jr. is judged deeply by Scout throughout the novel due to unwealthy roots. The toll that the Great Depression took on the Cunningham’s made it so that Walter, Jr. is at school, he cannot afford a lunch. Scout, trying to help out a friend, speaks up for Walter about him “[forgetting] his lunch” when “he didn’t have any” (Lee 26). Trying to help out a peer ended up backfiring. Ms. Caroline, Scouts teacher, is angered by her speaking out again and hits her several times.
The short story by Andre Dubus follows Louise from age nine up until the time she becomes a mother. It gives insight to the damage that can be done when loved ones force negative body images on young children. Louise’s mother starts her on a self-destructive path, which Louise will never overcome and continually affects her life. This is reinforced by the similar opinions of her relatives and friends who make her feel that she will only be truly loved if she is thin. The prevalent theme of Dubus’ “The Fat Girl” is the destructive way society views food addiction and how it adversely affects women.
In Chapter seven of our book Burnout and Compassion Fatigue it discusses the symptoms of compassion fatigue which I witnessed in Beth; anger, sadness, grief, anxiety, depression, physical fatigue, and irritability just to name a few. She had been caring for her dad prior to her marital break up. Her brother, Jay, suffered for a long time with dialysis treatments and Beth listened to him and consoled him through it all. Her marriage was falling apart to spite her efforts at couples counseling. She had so much of herself invested in the people she cared for and loved.
Fast Foods Effects on Obesity In America today, there is a growing problem with obesity. Obesity affects thousands of people in the United States and there is a growing concern with the amount of children that are obese. The number of obese children has tripled since 1970. Today, 1 in 5 children are overweight. With the high number of fast food chains around, it is almost impossible to avoid.
If we didn’t have fast food in the present days, we would be vegetarians or we would all have extreme thin bodies because we didn’t eat food that contains a big amount of carbohydrates. Fast food was made for a purpose and it’s for people who work in offices and are in a hurry to their job during their break. So they grab a meal and make their way quick back to their seats. There have been debates and scientific researches over whether fast food is the main cause of obesity and that it should be blamed for its cause. Mostly people agree with the part of it being the biggest problem for our health and some disagree.
Companies like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and more are effortless ways for Americans to get their food. A contributor to this is that Americans see fast food as convenient and simple to feed families due to the high impact of lengthy work hours and tiredness from work. With this, children do not have access to nutritious foods early on or most of their food is fast food. Poor eating habits and low levels of physical activity have been linked to childhood obesity. Studies have shown that when children are obese, they rarely grow out of it.
According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, today children obesity is on the rise (“Obesity in Children and Teens”). In the past 30 years, children obesity has more than doubled (“Childhood Obesity Facts”). It increased from a 7% in 1980 to a 18% in 2012. For instance, Kansas schools’ obese students increased from a 10% in 2011 to a 13% in 2013. C. Since 1982 the American Obesity Society is committed to the study of the causes of child obesity and the findings include the lack of exercise and poor eating habits as two of the main causes.
The effects of obesity on our society Obesity is a terrible thing to have in life. People often assume overweight is the same thing as obesity but that in entirely wrong. “The United States is already one of the most obese countries on this earth and is quickly rising ever so higher on the list” (American 1). Obesity negatively affects society by insurance cost, health, Quality of life. Obesity affects your everyday life in many ways even with the simple things like tying your shoes and standing up by yourself.
For those of us who are lucky enough to eat a complete set of meal a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), many of us are too picky to eat a healthy selection of food. Other times, we waste a lot of food that can feed a hungry child or two just because we did not like the taste, or how it was prepared. So, how then can we avoid wasting food because we didn’t prepare it the right way, and save those extra bucks we spend every time we dine out because we are too tired or too lazy to cook our dinner? We need to be smarter about our food choices. Starting a healthy lifestyle begins with choosing healthy foods for our meals.