Two bodies.. or even more?

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Two bodies.. or even more?

We do have more than one body - we have physiological givenness and then we try to manipulate it to fit into our ideal body, what we consider beautiful and what is, actually, culturally constructed - either accept society, oppose to it or to fit different roles in different periods of day/season/life. When we wake up and look ourselves from mirror, finding 'this is a really bad-hair day' - this is not actually the physical body we are not happy with. We are confused or pissed off by the difference of our physical reality and our culturally constructed 'ideal me'. The moment of comparing is always somewhere There, in a spinal core, behind us.

What we actually are? In hard-core cases we almost reconstruct ourselves, before leaving home:

How different are your bodies?