When asked by Mary Handzus: The stress from stigma from society, especially the one that a person was born into, can be crushing. The medical community has learned a lot about the effect of stress on health. I wish that they'd wise up and see its role in the health problems of fat people in a society that worships thinness. One thing that comes up in conversations about this is that someone will say, "Oh, I know a number of people who are overweight* and seem quite happy - outgoing, upbeat, usually smiling. You're probably just too sensitive." I'll usually reply that we don't really know what's going on inside with those other people inside - they might really feel hurt. What do you say in response to this?