In short, Ong is not a philosophical materialist. Instead, he holds a non-materialist philosophical position.
These two words represent the parts of human body that we are supposed to hide from the world. Are they really that bad?
Necessity was the mother of invention, now consumerism is. A recent trip to Bed Bath & Beyond overwhelmed me so much, I did some subsequent research and have compiled the ultimate guide to bedding.
We say we are only human, and that we are weak because we are breakable. But my dear, we all break sometimes, but we always can find a way to be reborn. We always can find a way to keep going.
But man, our bodies are so much more than surface area and image. There’s a lot more of us to accept and love than what’s happening on the outside.
The love we experience as humans is but a microcosm of the infinite.
Yes, I am a naturally thin woman. I was born this way (cue the Lady Gaga music). I am not “so lucky.” No, I am not on a weight-loss diet.
Thin does not always equal healthy. Just like big does not always equal unhealthy.
Our bodies not only get attracted to another human on a mental level but a chemical level as well. When that attachment gets broken our bodies will go through a phase of withdrawal.
We see over and over again that women who are performing on stage have no “visible imperfections”; we expect women on stage to have no “visible imperfections”. When our expectations are not met, we generally have two responses: we are pleasantly surprised or painfully disgusted.