July 17, 2015
A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet Either

From The Washington Post:

A team of researchers at Georgia Southern University found an alarming rise in the lack of self awareness among children and teenagers in the United States. Specifically, way more overweight adolescents are oblivious today to the fact that they ought to lose weight than were in decades past—and it's a big problem…

Adolescents, for instance, are 29 percent less likely to correctly perceive themselves as being overweight than they were almost twenty years ago, according to the study's findings. And the drop-off is the most pronounced among younger children—overweight 12-year-olds are almost 40 percent less likely to understand that they are overweight today.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 17, 2015 01:02 PM
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Perhaps they are judging their bodies by those of their parents and see that they are normal.

Posted by: Charles D on July 17, 2015 2:05 PM
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