I figured there would be the usual critics shouting "it's what's on the inside that counts!" The typical name calling as people criticized him for being narcissistic or superficial. What I was not prepared for was people saying he had no right to feel this way since he was thin.
To which I say, are you fucking kidding me? (pardon my French)
|Yes, this is what some "skinny" people really DO|
see when they look in the mirror.
Seriously folks, I know a lot of people think that skinny people have no reason to ever feel bad and I wish that was the way the world worked but it's not that simple. That was the biggest lesson I learned from my ED, when I had to say to myself, "Congratulations, you're skinny. And where exactly has that gotten you? How has it changed your life?" The answers to those questions were, "nowhere," and "It hasn't."
So before you start completely invalidating a person's feelings because to you they look perfect, maybe just try listening to them and understanding where they're coming from. Sometimes that's all we need, is someone to listen and recognize our feelings as valid. THAT will help to build a better self image than any amount of congratulations for fitting into a size 0 ever will.