Nah, I don’t presume that fat people are lazy. I think all people are lazy.
A pill like the one I describe most certainly won’t be accessible to everyone. Probably just the morbidly obese through insurance, and anyone else who can afford it. Canada better make room for some immigrants from the south.
Forget about wearing or driving your status symbol ----- Your extra 10 pounds will show the world that you can’t afford the Pill, and dinner among friends, some medicated/some not, could be awkward. The great divide between the haves and have-nots may not get any larger, but it would be inexorably tied to our very bodies.
Then there’s the philosophical divide.
The die-hard Diet/Exercise hold-outs will have to form support groups in which they will complain about how tough it is to be ‘naturally’ thin. They’ll serve carrots and water at their meetings, pretend to like it, and mutter in superior tones about those Pill People.
Of course, the Pill People will have their support group meetings too, but theirs will be catered.
Babies will go without shoes, college funds will be frittered away, and worst of all, there won’t be any more late night infomercials for the AbLounger.
But seriously, take all the energy, time and money we (society) invest in the quest for beauty, (not health, beauty) and particularly focused on that number on the scale. Now take all the energy, time and money we invest in the quest for yummies, (not nutrition or fuel, yummies). Our outrageous gluttony is balanced only by our desire to look like print ads, and the balance is precarious enough as it is.