Random thoughts about the simple and the more complicated pleasures of life
maanantai 21. heinäkuuta 2008
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels"
I'm starting this blog with an old wisdom. "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels". The more I think about that statement, the more I agree with it. We live in a world where there is plenty of everything - or at least here in Western countries. The pleasure one gets from eating has been diminished because it is more common to eat well than restrict ones food intake. The truth is that a lot of things lose their appeal once they become too common.
Being thin represents to many self-discipline. Control over oneself, being able to do something that not everyone can do. It gives exquisite pleasure and like all things exquisite - it can be addictive. I don't see myself as someone with an eating disorder but I can honestly say that I'm pretty close. The logic I use is that if you're not in control of yourself, you can't be in control of anything else either. There are times in life when everything is a mess and nothing's going right and it's times like those when you need to look inside instead of trying to put the blame on something else.
The name of my blog is "Wild joys and wilder sins", a phrase taken from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, my all-time favourite novel. I reread it a while ago and it has made me want to return to the Hellenistic ideal. Senses alone can cure the soul and the pursuit of passion should be the main goal in life. Of course in today's world it is not exactly smart to take it literally and to the extreme but I think it's like going back to basics.
To be honest, I don't really know what I'm going to write about in this blog. Occasionally about eating issues, that's for sure, but other than that I guess I'm just going to write about whatever is on my mind at the moment.