Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Lifestyle Choices and Social Interactions

haikujaguar has written a fine essay on using lifestyle changes to lessen or solve various types of health problems (mental & physical), and how little social support there is for that.

I would just like to say: If someone says they can't do something for health reasons, don't pester them about it. Try to find something else to do that will work for both of you, or if absolutely necessary, excuse yourself to go do that thing alone. It's hard enough to have a dietary restriction, physical limit, or mental quirk without having people climb on your back and take a ride at your expense. Being graceful about other people's needs and limits is a hallmark of good friendship and good citizenship.
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