What does Webster say about obesity? A common condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.
To this day in 2016, obesity warnings are rare to cover the anti-smoking or anti-piracy campaigns. The truth is, only eleven-point-seven percent of those from age two to eighteen smoke cigarettes in the United States, but over seventeen percent of those aged two to nineteen are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unless that extra year between age eighteen and nineteen consists of six percent of the total youth obesity percent, it seems obvious that the people of the United States of America should shift toward or at least recognize this relatively new epidemic.
However, the unfortunate opposite is beginning. “Plus-size models” are starting to invade the clothing magazines, stores like Kohl's are introducing overweight manakins, and to push along the movement, people on social media sites are accepting, protecting, and nearly encouraging the idea of being overweight. The fact that one in four American deaths are the result of heart-disease should be enough to scare away the acceptance of obesity, but if not, at least the idea of self-pride and control to be present in a human being should.
Not only does obesity in young adults trample the use of tobacco, but it also beats teen suicides and drug-related deaths in the United States. Obesity consumes (no pun intended) other diseases so widely that, “More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.” (John Kenneth Galbraith) If obesity persists at the rate it follows now, the future as presented in Wall-E may become a close reality.