A Story about Family Health
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This paper describes how, in the author's family, health is a sign of wealth and prosperity and illness is a sign of manipulation, guilt and sympathy. Growing up in Jerusalem, the author tells that a women being fat was a sign of happiness; therefore, her grandmother was always trying to fatten up her genetically thin mother. The paper includes stories of how her grandmother, uncle and brother used illness to manipulate family members.
From the Paper:"For example, when a women gain a couple of pounds her friends salute her on a prosperous life. I recall my grandmother was overweight. By current standards, she may be dangerously overweight; however, women in Jerusalem would envy her body because they felt she must not have any worries and could enjoy the wealth that she was living in. I am not sure if at the time they recognized this emotional eating, which a lot of American women suffer from. I know from experience if I add on a few pounds it means that I am having a little bit of a dilemma."
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