(Original post by Annie<3)
Adarah i thought that was abit harsh. I have anorexia but im slowly recovering. We are just normal people who have problems with food. It is a mental illness after all not just some desire to look like a model. Im sorry that Linkdapark has had this experience with her friends because id never look down at someone who ate normally all i ever do is look up to my friends and wish i could be normal like them, Id love to be able to eat what I want and not care! As for guys they totally prefer normal girls they dont really go for the anorexic look!
Well, I was being a bit harsh to try and get my point across to the OP that she should try as hard as possible not to develope an eating disorder and so that she realises it is nothing to strive towards.
Sorry I'm only replying now, I didn't see your reply!
I actually don't know any annorexics who look down on others either for eating bigger portions. Maybe it is just my personal experiences, but I do find people with EDs hard to be around. The same goes for people with depression though.
Having never had either, I see them as kind of similar. You end up with a warped view of the world and yourself and it makes you self destructive very often.
A lot of my experiences recently with people of this nature hasn't been very positive though. You end up putting a lot of effort in to help them and get nothing in return and from my cynical point of view, they seem to enjoy the attention. I suppose those who have a serious disorder and who don't flaunt it around all over the place as those who truely deserve the help, because they do want to change and know what's wrong. But some use an illness as a form to get attention and sadly you don't often find out about those who keep it secret, so a lot of mine an others experiences would be based on those who want attention, too.
I do feel bad, because I never meant to insult people who genuinly are ill and who do need help and want it.
Was just trying to make it clear how undesirable a life like that is, especially the kind that she would fall into... namely the kind her friends live, the open, attention seeking one, where it's all about discussing it with your friends and others, being excited about it and not wanting any help at all.