Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Back to the Garden

If everyone were to walk around naked, do you think we would we have the same problem with obesity in our culture/country? I would think that if people didn't have their clothes to hide behind, taking care of themselves would be a much higher priority.

I also wonder if it would lead to people having a more positive body image of themselves, since they could see that everybody else around them wasn't perfect either, instead of getting an image of what they should look like from magazines, TV, etc?

Physically, I would worry about a higher incidence of skin cancer and/or frostbite on private parts. But would there be any social and/or psychological drawbacks, besides people feeling awkward and self-conscious for a little while at first?

3 comments:

karin said...

Well, if you're really talking about going back to the Garden, Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed. It wasn't until after the Fall that they became aware of their nakedness and wanted to hide. So, I think if we really did go back to the Garden, I think we would still have all sorts of shapes and sizes of people but we wouldn't have cancer or frostbite (interesting thought, though!) and none of us would be sizing each other up, so to speak, because I don't think our nakedness would be an issue.

Amanda Lomonaco said...

I think that there would be a lot more people getting plastic surgery!!

Kentucky Kate said...

You should go to a nudist colony, ask them these questions and do a followup blog!

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