Now women have to worry about losing weight every day, because slim women are more popular. But “thin for beauty” is only modern people’s aesthetic view. In ancient times, especially in the Tang Dynasty, women all “take fat as beauty”.
because of fat body, not only will it appear to be particularly blessed, but also a symbol of family status and wealth. At that time, thin and weak women often had poor families and could not eat enough.
a simple diet can lead to malnutrition and make the body look particularly thin. On the contrary, bloated women are often the daughters or ladies of a wealthy family.
in the eyes of the ancients, at least nine of the ten skinny people lived in poverty, and the remaining one was not poor, which seemed to be particularly energetic. If you want to understand these two sentences thoroughly, you must first understand the life style of the ancients.
in ancient society, due to low productivity, most people lived on the basis of heaven. Once you encounter a disaster year, you will get nothing, and it is easy to starve to death because you don’t have enough to eat.
so the vast majority of the people are living in dire straits. Even if you work hard every day, you may not be able to support a family all year round.
under this premise, how can people’s bodies get fat? Therefore, in ancient society, people who were thinner often foreshadowed poor family conditions.
it’s also those princes and nobles or rich families who can eat big fish and meat every day and live a well-off life, which can easily lead to excessive obesity.
that’s why the ancestors said, “ten skinny people and nine poor people”. In ancient society, the common people were not enough to eat, and they had to engage in manual labor, so they were all pale and thin.
perhaps in the impression of many people, the young lady who was raised in the boudoir but didn’t know her was a natural creature with graceful posture. But according to this view, they may also be fat and generous.
from this point, we can clearly understand that the gap between the poor and the rich in ancient times is not only reflected in the amount of money, but also in the body fat and thin.
everything in the world is not unchangeable, because there is one contingency in ten thousand! The second half of the saying “one is not poor and has spirit” tells us this change.
in real life, there are many people who will gain weight even if they drink cold water. That is to say, whether they usually eat seafood or plain food, they will grow meat.
in fact, in ancient society, there were many such people. That is to say, although one of the ten skinny people did not look thin, it could not be said that his family was very rich.
because even in a poor family, there will be fat people. On the contrary, people who live in a wealthy family are likely to be thin, even if they eat haisai every day.
although being fat and thin is related to good diet, it is also closely related to personal physical quality. There are a lot of people who are prone to obesity. Even if they eat scallion dipped in soy sauce every day, they may be fatter than those who eat big fish and meat.
in real life, there are many people who want to have a perfect body, especially for the beautiful but bloated women who want to lose weight through diet and exercise.
in modern society, obesity is no longer a symbol of family wealth, on the contrary, it has become a problem for many women. And those thin and small women have become the object of people’s pursuit, which is actually the change of aesthetic outlook.
although these two proverbs have passed for a long time, they represent the aesthetic outlook of an era. The vast majority of ancient society are poor, so people’s wish, or hope their body fat.
but in modern society, living conditions are particularly good. People are more interested in losing weight without worrying about food and drink. This is actually human nature.