Constipated thinking of society on Nudity
I have wanted to write about this topic for some time now. Personally I dont like wearing so many clothes and everyone has a problem with it.
To elaborate, I feel free when I expose my skin to nature. I dont like shoes. I prefer to wear shorts in almost all possible situations. And if I am alone in my room I prefer being totally nude.
When I told my friends about this they laughed at me. I had many discussions and till now I havent met a person who share the same opinion.
From the discussions I had with my friends I found that its mostly a social barrier that makes them feel uncomfortable with nudity. I remember when I went on a trek with one of my friend. It was in hot summer and we were walking in sun on a ridgy hill. After a tiring walk we found a lonely tree with good shade. We decided to take rest there. The heavy wind was blowing around us, I got excited and removed all my clothes. My friend immediately closed his eyes and asked me to put my clothes on. I told him its my freedom and I am comfortable and so on. We had heated discussion, but at the end I had to put my clothes on since he was getting really pissed.
I was kinda surprised about this incidence. For me,being nude or putting a burkha is same. All are different forms of personal freedom. I didnt realize that people will make a big fuzz over it.
I never wear a shirt in my room unless I am feeling cold, and my friends talk as if some thing is wrong with me. I dont get the point. In my eyes something is wrong with them.
I believe humans started wearing clothes to protect themselves from cold,thorns and other natural elements. Shyness became a factor only later. And now we have forgot the primary purpose of wearing clothes. We give priority to shyness and fashion over personal comfortableness.
I am not telling that everyone should stop wearing clothes, its just that, why impose your rules on someone else. You do what you like, and let me do what I like.