Some day, ideally, we will convert the world we live in to a place where eating well and being active are the norm for us all. A world where health and vitality lie along paths of lesser resistance, rather than roads less traveled. Where weight control just tends to happen, children don't get adult-onset diabetes and adolescents virtually never need to consider bariatric surgery.
We will, perhaps, revise our world so that better understanding of overweight prevails, there is a lesser tendency to blame the victims of a global pandemic and a recognition that obesity affecting more than 65 percent of adults is not about a sudden, global loss of willpower. Some day, we will talk about personal responsibility while acknowledging that to express it, people need to be empowered. Some day we will recognize that skill power matters as much as will power; that bathroom scales don't measure human worth; and that the person may indeed be "OK at any size," but that the size of the person may not be OK if it means increased risk for chronic disease.
And some day, we might all find ourselves in a world where we know that what sounds too good to be true is exactly that; where slow and steady wins the race; and where the prize is not losing weight as fast as possible, but finding health that lasts.