The beauty of slimness

Photo by David Hofmann on Unsplash

In a Facebook group, I recently posted a picture of a ballerina. A member of the group immediately protested that the model is too thin, possibly anorexic. This is not the first time I received such comments. There is a kind of anti-thin sentiment in our culture. The concern here is that some young women may starve themselves to meet certain impractical standards of beauty. Here, we see two issues being confused: (1) There is a question of whether…

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Kenneth Leong

Kenneth Leong

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Author, Zen teacher, scientific mystic, professor, photographer, philosopher, social commentator, socially engaged human