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Sugar is, at the very least, empty calories, i.e. it gives you energy and doesn't fill you up at all. There's a certain amount of evidence that suggests it's also addictive and messes with your appetite mechanism even beyond that, though I don't think that is a settled question yet. But just adding calories for no value will make you fatter than eating the same stuff and not the sugar, for sure.
I stay away from processed crap food which has the nice side effect of keeping my fat, sugar and salt intake low, and despite eating quite a bit including a lot of carbs I don't have any weight issues.
Exercise is still good for you, though, independently of the fat question. Being fit and fat is arguably better than sedentary and thin, as well as being fun (it releases endorphins so it is physiologically 'fun').
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Eh, I think Williams had a lot more effect on most of our lives than Diana. He and Carlin were my two favorite stand-up comics, and they're both gone now.
Not shedding any tears for someone I never knew personally, or even saw in person for that matter, but still... Sucks that he's gone.
EDIT: I think a lot of the media coverage is from one of two camps... 1) People who knew him personally and are genuinely mourning him. 2) People who think posting something sad about a well-liked celebrity will make them more popular or get them some more hits/followers/likes/etc.... Mostly #2.
Being entertained by them is being affected by him.
Looking at it from that point of view, I totally agree with you. I was meaning not affected to the extent that I want to rush out and place flowers, or some mawkish poster, on some hastily created "shrine to the great man".
I'm not sure what to think, a small part of me agrees with the 'entirely his own choice' phrase, though a larger part of me thinks that he died as a result of an illness not unlike cancer or the flu. Nobody wants to be depressed, it just unfortunately happens to some. The biology of it (and treatment of it) is probably just as unknown as that of other diseases.
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The question of how much depression (or other mental illnesses) is 'not unlike cancer or flu' and how much people with those conditions still have free agency and can be considered to be making their own choices like everyone else is a tricky one, not least because most mental illnesses are a line on a continuum from 'normal' to 'severely X' and it's not an objective diagnosis.
That's a pretty cold way of looking at life man. It's not like people are "unable to go on" just because they post a "that sucks" message on FB. You yourself are taking part of it too with this post. So it's a bit counter intuitive.
Just because it's a lot of people posting doesn't make them bad, stupid, or anything to say a quick RIP to someone who had an impact on their life, even if on TV. Seriously man, you might want to get over it.
And yet you to continue to miss it; were you around when Diana went? It was ridiculous. And now, everywhere you turn, people going on about Robin Williams; somehow his sad passing is more important than anything or anyone else. I presume you'll be taking full page ads to bellow your heartfelt grief?
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
The newsreader just read this earlier this evening
"Robin Williams is believed to have committed suicide after a long battle with depression.....people often described Mr* Williams as an unstoppable life force." Do they even think before they write this guff?
*Radio 4 Don'tchaknow
The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
The fact that a man who had such an amazingly positive affect on the world would be so poisoned with depression that in spite of the joy the mere thought of him brought most of us who grew up watching everything from Mork & Mindy through his innumerable movies to his standup decided to kill himself is heartbreaking.
Any number of the millions of lives he touched would've been willing to help him, but for the knowledge of how.
Depression is a horrifying prison, utterly inexpressible to those who haven't had to suffer through it.