In anything else, thin is bad. Thin walls, thin logic, thin resume. All indications of insufficiency. Thinly veiled threats don’t fool anyone. Thinned paint shows the old color beneath. “It’s a thin line between ___ and ___…” Fill in the blanks. Sanity and Madness, Love and Hate, Order and Chaos. The thin line represents a precarious balance. No one talks about the bold line, the thick line, the substantial line.
Thick, substantial walls protect. Substantial logic has weight in arguments. A thick resume indicates loads of education and experience. All these things are considered good. A bold character gets the leads in movies and plays.
So why do women want to fit into a size 0? Why are ribs sexy? Why don’t you want your thighs to touch? It’s better to be rich and thin? If I were rich, I would EAT BETTER! I wouldn’t stay thin for very long–that’s for sure! When so many are starving to death because they can’t get food, why do we emulate them in a rich country where people can walk into a grocery store and buy ANY food they want? It makes no sense to me for anyone (male or female) would want to look like they haven’t had a good meal in months when they have access to anything they’d want to eat.
Skinny people exist. They have high metabolism and cannot gain weight. They are not half-starved because they eat a tiny piece of lettuce and spit it out. They are healthy as far as their bodies are concerned. Can you be healthy and not thin or skinny. Of course! Look at the athletes at any Olympics. They have honed their bodies so that the demands of their sports are met. They are flexible where they need to be flexible, they are powerful and fast. Dancers should be the same way, but still some will starve themselves to look good on stage.
It is in my humble opinion that people want to be thin because of whom they think are watching. If they weren’t on stage, on TV, in the movies, in the magazines, basically ON DISPLAY like a manikin in a store, they would not obsess on how much weight they appear to carry. You should be comfortable in your skin, able to move and do the things you love without the side effects of too much or too little weight. Your dance partner shouldn’t wonder if he’ll drop you because you’re too big. He should also not worry about accidentally throwing you through the ceiling.
Not a big fan of “thin.”