Tuesday, 21 February 2017

So shape conscious

Here in UK and I figure, in most of Europe and the US, everything, practically everything is sold in neat packets, which are labelled.  From costly computers to cheap vegetables and meat.  Everything is processed and packed.  However, the society is so obsessed with neatness that it also expects everything to be in perfect shape!  So one hardly finds any vegetables which are 'out of shape'. Every fruit packed and sold is 'beautiful'.  There are no crooked carrots, no weird looking capsicum, no 'odd' shaped onion...

So I wonder what happens to all those vegetables and fruits that do not fit the 'size' and 'shape'?  Naturally no farmer, however talented he or she is can cultivate the 'shape' of his produce.  Perhaps not even genetically modified vegetables grow in 'perfect' 'neat' sizes!

Perhaps the whole craze for the 'perfect' body shape too is a continuum of this obsession.  Therefore the demand for 'healthy diet', beauty cosmetics, surgeries to 'fix' body parts... 

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