As I fussed over how inconsiderate people can be, I thought about those who are in the limelight and are constantly being scrutinized for a variety of things ranging from their personal lives to weight changes. The reason that tabloids are so successful in selling such stories is due to our underlying curiosity about how others live their lives.
In case anyone missed it last week, a woman in Los Angeles took a compromising photo of another woman in her gym locker room and shared it on social media. The woman who snapped the picture is an adult woman nearing her thirties. She's also a Playboy model. She captioned the photo along with a selfie of herself appearing to laugh over it.
When I was product testing my children's book Ella's Tummy: A Story of Understand for All Ages -- in other words, having kids read it and tell me what they thought -- one very bright eight year old girl said she thought it was mean that I, as the author, called the main character fat. This was an interesting response, because the book is about fat bullying, and how it is not okay to do it.