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GoodGoodGoody t1_j4c58zf wrote

Did the study say the fat ones wanted to be thinner? Maybe the fat ones are just pissed off and staring at them out of hatred.


zugtug t1_j4ctt31 wrote

What would the impetus behind that hate be besides jealousy of something they perceive being better about being thin though?


GoodGoodGoody t1_j4czexs wrote

Envious, not jealous and we’ve all seen people hate and not be envious.


zugtug t1_j4d8nr9 wrote

Envy and jealousy are very close to the same thing except jealousy has a more negative connotation due to the fact that it involves more negative emotions like hatred.


GoodGoodGoody t1_j4dh82s wrote

You literally made my point with the link. But ok.


zugtug t1_j4dopkv wrote

I guess I don't understand your point. You said they are looking with hatred which implies jealousy, not envy. You didn't say they were looking longingly or with covetousness. What would be the root of hatred towards that thin person that wasn't rooted in jealously? Just randomly mad at someone because they are thin but not at all related to something that thin person enjoys that they don't?


Ammear t1_j4d07ma wrote

And the hatred is motivated by...?


GoodGoodGoody t1_j4d0r83 wrote

Sometimes people hate things that are different just because they are different, or they know thin and fit is conventionally more attractive and they hate that fact without wanting to be thin or fit.

You do realize this is r/science and it’s ok to think of more than one possibility.


Ammear t1_j4d7zc5 wrote

Yeah, sometimes they do. Rarely, but possibly sometimes. I realise where I'm commenting, I also realise that your analysis is unlikely.

And one of the things you mentioned is pretty much exactly what envy is. The thing that's probably more likely than "I don't like thin people for the sake of them being different", which is a very poor argument in general.

If you eye someone and think you hate them, because they are conventionally better looking than you, that's pretty much the definition of envy/jealousy. Healthy (in terms of self-esteem) people over conventionally normal weight don't hate others because of their weight.