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For me, anyone that COMES BACK from something that traumatic in their life, even if it is self-inflicted, is someone often worse listening to....comparing an addiction to a substance to the depravity of a violent crime is a ridiculous idea.
The absolutely most inspiring person I have ever met had a parent that beat her, later a fiance that beat her worse, was addicted to meth, and spent several months in a mental institution.
Ten years later she is a millionaire, incredibly happy, and has a 6-pack at 41. I tend to listen to her advice
Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.
If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.
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Everyone deserves a second, third chance! No one is perfect.
I understand what the OP is saying. Some of us are not in the best shape, have real trouble giving up the SADD diet. It can be a major struggle and it is a real turn off when you have people telling you how easy it is, to do it this way, etc. My advice would be to discuss it as it is relevant and they are willing to listen. Be supportive of each other. Remember we all learned to crawl before we could walk, to walk before we old run. Take it in baby steps if you need to. Every journey begins with that first step.
life experience is a good teacher, fastcat. would i listen to her while she was neck deep in addiction? ehhh.... would i listen to her now to see what she'd learned from her experiences? sure
yeah you are
if you think about it, any box could have vibrators in it
Anyway, OP... Don't direct your friends towards particular clubs or cults or Internet gurus. Just suggest learning about nutrition in general. No need to join a team and give it a label. Let them discover their own groups if that's what they choose. Don't try to convert or convince anyone; only educate those who are receptive to learning. Don't encourage stereotypical prejudices or overhype certain communities. Be fluid about it. Biases begat misconceptions and misguidance.