We wear clothes not because we are ashamed of our bodies, but rather because we believe we are unable to live up to our full potential as humans.
It seems we have gone full circle in regard to clothing. It was made to protect the family and it has turned into one of the things that wedges it apart. It stresses the parents who have additional, non-trivial chores because of it; it stresses the children because their parents are stressed and nervous about family members appearing naked before other family members, and because they would rather not wear clothing occasionally.
Gymnophobia is a learned, cultural phenomenon that is relatively recent.
"I'd never trust a fully clothed waiter [...] Who knows how long he'd been wearing all those clothes, let alone where he'd been with them."
Most of the time you don't need [clothes ...]. Yet you're willing to spend sometimes even much more than an hour of your life on a single garment. [... There] is this fear that is present today, where people think that they absolutely need to be wearing some clothes, but that is an irrational fear. It's fear of being ridiculed, or judged by others.
I don’t know when I really started liking to wear clothes, but I remember that I was partly drawn to it by the sheer excitement of exploring the world without exposing my entire body to its elements. While that is part of the truth, the other side which dragged me back (and another reason I refused to turn... Continue Reading →
The only way to define freedom in a consistent and non-contradictory manner in the context of a society (any society) is that one is free to do anything except initiate the use of physical force against others.
If I ever see someone using this silly thing I don't think I'll be able to stop laughing - first at the silly way this whole process looks, then at the sheer foolishness of the person using it.
Nudity is always criminalized on the grounds that it is sexual, perverted, ugly, etc. Clothes, they say, hide our ugliness, our perversions and our sexuality. In my opinion, this is dead wrong.