The Virtue of Skinny
You can never be too skinny or too rich — Ask Karen Carpenter
Body weight is one of the most visible and controversial aspects of human appearance. It is often associated with beauty, health, and personality, but these associations are not fixed or universal. They vary depending on culture, time, and other factors. For example, in some parts of the world, being thin is considered desirable and attractive, while in others, being fat is a sign of wealth and status. In some historical periods, such as the Renaissance or the Victorian era, voluptuous women were admired and idealized, while in others, such as the 1920s or the 1960s, slender women were praised and emulated. How can we make sense of these diverse and changing perceptions of body weight? How can we resist the pressure and judgment that come from the dominant beauty standards of our society? How can we find our own wisdom beyond weight perceptions? In this blog, I will explore these questions and share some insights from the fields of psychology, sociology, and philosophy. I hope you will find this blog informative and empowering.