This interview on the Today generated three death threats. The show was bombarded with email after my appearance. 50% of the people loved my message, and the other half wanted to kill me! Thank God for mental toughness! After completing an international media tour for my book, Die Fat or Get Tough, 101 Differences in Thinking Between Fat People and Fit People, I’m even more concerned about the obesity epidemic. With the combination of television, radio, magazine and print interviews, we were able to reach approximately 30 million people in the last 6 months. I’ve received thousands of emails. The level of delusion in their words is astounding. I’ve been studying the differences in thinking between the have’s and have not’s; the middle class and the world class; and the successful and unsuccessful for the past 26 years. I’ve been labeled an ‘elitist’ by many in the press for stating that thinking is the primary separation between all these groups. In this day and age, telling the truth is often politically incorrect and the truth tellers demonized. For the overweight and obese, their level of delusion and unwillingness to grow up emotionally and take responsibility for their own health is going to continue to manifest disease and destruction in their lives. People who refuse to believe there are differences in thinking between the middle class and the wealthy will simply struggle for money. Obese people will die. It’s serious and sad, but after 6 months of massive feedback from obese people I understand why we have an epidemic. I’m not surprised at all. I wish I could say I think it’s going to get better, but that would be wishful positive thinking. Critical thinking tells me it’s going to get worse. It will take a prescription drug with multiple side effects to solve this problem. Once again, the masses wait to be rescued.
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Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.