Answer to Question #169982 in Sociology for Adroit

Question #169982

You are walking down the street in your city or hometown. In looking around you, you can’t help noticing that half or more of the people you see are overweight. How do you explain your observation? If you were C. Wright Mills, how do you think you would explain it?

Expert's answer

Obesity and overweight are on the rise in the world today. 

Overweight can be easily attributed to failure of people to take care of a person's health, eating junk food and failure to exercise. Overweight according to me is caused by failure of an individual to take good care of his health

From a sociological perspective, such as from C Wright Wills, there are many factors contributing to overweight and obesity. It's not the failure of individuals to take care of their health but rather sociological factors. Thesw include poverty, poor working conditions and poor work situation. Poverty leading cause. The poorer the people the more the likelihood of poor diet and thus the more likely one is exposed to overweight. Overweight is not the fault of an individual.

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