why should i feel responsible for a person who openly destroys their health by eating bad food, not exercising, drinking alcohol and living unhealthy lifestyles. this is where social justice fails, at the individual level, most people are not stupid they are lazy
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Social justice is just code for big government programs. This is where personal responsibility ends and collective responsibility begins, especially in the context of healthcare and social support systems.

Social justice, broadly speaking, aims to ensure that all individuals have equal access to opportunities, resources, and rights, which includes healthcare and education about healthy lifestyles. However, it also respects the autonomy of individuals, including their choices about diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors.  IT FAILS!

Here are a few considerations on why a society might choose to be concerned with the health and well-being of all its members, including those who make unhealthy choices:

  1. Complex Causes: The reasons behind unhealthy lifestyle choices can be complex and multifaceted, involving factors such as socioeconomic status, education, mental health, and access to healthy food or safe environments for exercise. Social justice efforts often aim to address these root causes rather than merely attributing unhealthy choices to personal failings.
  2. Public Health Perspective: From a public health standpoint, supporting individuals in leading healthier lives can have broad benefits for society, including reduced healthcare costs, increased productivity, and improved quality of life for everyone. Early intervention and education can play crucial roles in this.
  3. Compassion and Empathy: A compassionate society recognizes that everyone has different challenges and capacities for making healthy choices. Offering support and resources for healthier lifestyles is seen not just as a way to “fix” individual behavior but as a means to empower individuals to make better choices for themselves. This is not the governments purpose.
  4. Preventive Measures: Encouraging and facilitating healthier lifestyles for all, including those currently making poor health choices, can prevent diseases and conditions that are costly to treat and impact society as a whole. Investments in preventive care and education can yield significant long-term savings and benefits. But big food is the cause and because of it’s power of money laws are swayed in their favor bu lobby in DC.
  5. Freedom and Autonomy: Respecting individual freedom means allowing people to make their own choices, even if they’re unhealthy. However, society can and often does encourage positive choices through education, incentives, and making healthier options accessible and appealing, but it’s not the governments responsibility.
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