posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 10:20 PM
First of all, Clothing provides functional and practical uses besides just covering our nakedness. Protection from the elements of nature and that
kind of thing.
Other than reasons of practicality though, I think one of the major reasons is because of the 'Human Condition' and our illogical assumption that we
should be shameful about ourselves and/or others for what we are "Naturally". Basically it comes down to the fact that many people are not able to
accept others or themselves for who and what they are and so they feel that 'Hiding' or 'Lying' makes for a valid substitute. Let's face it,
people are so 'shallow' and obsessed with the 'physical/materialistic' part of reality that even being clothed isn't enough anymore. If someone
doesn't represent a certain style of dress the result can range from riddicule/teasing/disassociation to social/political status and approval.
People have been conditioned and brainwashed into NEVER being able to accept and know themselves or others for who they are, both the good points and
the bad. It is truely sad that humans are so afraid of the pure and natural human form.