A while back I posted a thread on a different forum about the obesity epidemic in the United States. According to many estimates, as much as 40% of the adult population in the US may be dangerously obese and in as little as 10 years obese adults may become the majority. In some states, such as West Virginia and Mississippi, the rate could be as high as 2/3 of all adults. Obesity normally means a person is at least 40 to 50 pounds overweight. It does not include folks who might be a few pounds overweight. The point I was trying to make was that, combined with the aging of the baby boomers, western civilization could soon be facing one its greatest crises since the plague. I got a lot of responses but... nobody cared. Some people posted comments about the dangers of fat shaming; others commented about how women are being oppressed by glamour magazines; and many commented on the latest diet fads. Everyone completely missed my point and no one seemed concerned about the fact that our hospitals may be overwhelmed by obesity related illnesses in just a few years. It seems nowadays everyone has an agenda they live by and any new information is simply processed in a way to suit their agenda.