Personally, I don't care what others eat. I know which foods work best for MY body. I know which method of dieting works best for ME. It's not the same approach that works for everyone, because every body is different. But I sure as heck don't go around bragging about my diet and insinuating that others are stupid for not doing things my way! And I most certainly don't suggest that others are doing it "wrong" or that I'm better than anyone else because of how I eat.
I don't understand where the arrogance and false confidence came from. Where did it start and why?
I wish people could realize that no one person is better than anyone else. I eat this, you eat that. So what? Neither of us are better than the other; we're just different. I do cardio, you don't. Neither of us is wrong; we hold different beliefs about cardio and have different body ideals. The world is a richer and more interesting place when there are differences of belief, of opinion, of approaches.
Why be a self-righteous donkey when you could be a soaring eagle, diverse and beautiful in your own way?
I hope this culture of superiority and arrogance changes soon. I see it alienating and dividing people who used to be friends, or at least had mutual respect for one another. I realize there's always the option of "unfollowing" or "unsubscribing" from social media feeds, but I really wish that didn't have to even be a consideration.
My wish for 2014 is that there is more celebration and respect for differences, and less "holier than thou" attitudes.
Have you noticed this trend also? Do you know people who seem to love to brag about their diet and training program while putting down others who follow a different approach?