Hey, good naked morning, friends!

So I’ve been thinking lately about advertising I’ve seen on network television lately. You see ads all the time for products that make our world a better place…but are they really? The way people predict the “future” of American urban society seriously makes me want to throw up—back in Back to the Future Part II (from 1989), they predicted 2015 to be a year of flying cars and smart computers that would take place of real people at the office. Well, thank heavens, we haven’t come as far as flying cars being the norm—the majority of our cars are still planted firmly on the ground. But even today, you have computer machines you can put in your home, you know what I’m taking about, in which you can tell them to do things for you—make lists, ask them questions, make them basically do almost everything for you. Have we really made our world a better place with these products like these tech geeks want to make us believe, or have we just made our kind more lazy?

Goodness, I just bought a new vehicle last winter, and I’ve really come to like my backup camera. But I still use my mirrors to make sure too, just as I was taught by my dad as I was starting driver’s training. Or how people who have backup sensors on the back of their cars? Still gotta be able to function if something goes wrong. I’ve really come to enjoy having conveniences on my smartphones (for personal and work), but I try not to be as dependent on them as some. To think, there are a lot of younger people these days who feel they cannot live without them. HAVE WE SERIOUSLY SPOILED OURSELVES THIS FAR THAT WE’VE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF HARD WORK? It’s hard for me to see ads for machines like the Echo or Echo Dot, in which people say, “Do this” or “do that”, and all I want to shout at the TV is “Go do it yourself! Are you really that lazy?”

Yes I’m considered a millennial, because I was born in the early 90s, but it makes me want to puke seeing how much my generation gets stereotyped (at least by urban society), because of common habits a few have spread to numerous others of my generation. A lot of people think of all millennials as being the same, and the way society depicts them just makes it worse. Many think they can’t live without a smartphone, many are too afraid to move away from their parents or to even grow up.

In just the same manner, it seems like more and more throughout the years, younger generations have found so much more access to the sexual world and given in to modest and prudish ways that there are seems to be quite a lot less younger nudists now than there’ve ever been. At a lot of smaller nudist clubs, such as my club up here in Northern Michigan, I’m typically the youngest out of much of the visitors. Most of the people are older people, and of course, just much of my friends in my textile life around my small rural community are quite a bit older than me.

Our clothes-free way of life will never survive if populations of younger nudists continue decreasing. One thing a lot of younger people have a hard time with, because of all the pressure they get from the world around them as they grow up, is how much it isn’t necessary to objectify or stereotype the body. And technology isn’t making things any better—I mean sometimes it can be good, but never push a good thing too far. Technology can have its glitches—you still need to be able to function if technology malfunctions on you, the way I see it, try not to be as dependent on it. The less we depend on artificial things, the happier we can be and the more we can come to respect our roots. When God created man and woman, he said they were very good—and true to Genesis 2, Adam and his wife (Eve) were naked and not ashamed. In a world of nature, no less, not a world of artificial materials, why can’t we make our lives a little simpler?

It makes me think of last night when I was getting pizza at a small pizza joint down the street, this guy still only accepts cash or check—luckily the bank’s right across the street and I got some cash out. But there are lot of people these days who don’t even carry cash on them! That’s what gets me. And worse, a lot of people use their smartphones for stuff that doesn’t even have to do with talking to someone! Sometimes, it would just be great to hang on to the past instead of completely boycotting it.

Just think it over—have we really made the world a better place or have we just gotten lazier-minded? I’d like to get your thoughts. I don’t know, I just feel the world has gotten spoiled by a lot of artificial stuff that too many people have forgotten human roots. In the same regard, people shouldn’t have to fear about nudity or to see others simply naked for a non-sexual reason. It’s something to think about—of course everybody’s different, people have different ways of simplifying their lives too, I’d like to hear your thoughts on what we can do to help make the world a better place and in turn, help people better appreciate themselves instead of objectifying their bodies or body parts into something that’s forbidden. Or nature, things that man did not have to make, but have been here from the day God put them on this Earth. There must be a balance.

Well friends, I hope y’all have a great day—hope you enjoy the rest of your Saturday, and #NudeOn!

David B