The paradox of human colors
Why no cultures seem to like their natural color?
I was reading Days and Nights on the Grand Trunk Road by Anthony Weller. It's a travel log of his trip on the grand trunk road in India and Pakistan. I was amused to read a passage that said that Pakistani people was paling their skin. The author asked them the question: Why? The answer was that they want to look like occidental people. It was a sign of success like possession things of occidental brands. I know that Japanese also pale their skins to look like occidental people. The paradox is that occidental people are tanning their skins to look like them. Why? Because it's a sign of good health and it suggest that you are a traveler, a free person. Is that not funny? Sometimes humans actions are hard to understand...
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