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Happy Birthday Naturist Portal – FKK Turns Two!
This month, FKK is celebrating its 2 year anniversary. It seems like just yesterday we had our first Nude Night Out in Manhattan. Thinking back to that first naked party in NYC, I still can’t consider how much we have grown and how many people we have met.
For those of you who were not there on day one We had the most frustrating time just finding a spot that would be willing to host a naked party, and of course the challenge to get a bunch of folks to attend.
Now’s events pull in at least 100 or more folks and they keep getting bigger and bigger. Much of the time we are forced to turn away people because the venue will not be able to hold more!
FKK has brought most of its following from the mainstream, a hint that there is much interest in what we do and offer. But those early days weren’t simple and as we grew, things got even harder.
A memorable jpg from one among the first “Bare Night Out” bashes 🙂
We made some errors in the beginning because we underestimated just how un-evolved the naturist movement was and still is.
We also underestimated the unwillingness of other groups and nudist organizations to collaborate and work together towards a common goal.
It’s no great secret that we have drawn much criticism from fellow nudists. We have theorized why this is, but so far we do not actually understand.
During the last weekend of September I had the pleasure of hearing a speaker that really put this into perspective. His name is Seth Godin, and he’s one among my all time favourite idols.
For those who don’t know who he is – shame on you! (And now Google http://voy-zone.com/topic/amatuer-beach-milfs-photos.php .)
For those who do, there is without doubt he is one of the most powerful thinkers of our time.
During the lecture, he called into question everything we do (because of the way we go about it). For him, just like for FKK, the end result is less important as opposed to idea process that gets you there.
Among the examples he gave was the Lego business. naughty mature nudist was about to go broke so they determined to alter their entire strategy. Instead of merely offering arbitrary size Legos for children to create their own universe, they began selling kits. Children could now create only one thing by simply following the directions. No more would they must rely on their imagination to create something unique. Children today are creating exactly the same thing over and over again just like on an assembly line.
Another example was the present school system, which (based on Seth and my own private outlook) teaches children the movements and ways to get great mark but stifles imagination and individuality. This instruction system penalizes children who think differently and / or in a sense that challenges the present normal manner of thinking. It’s a mechanism that prepares us to follow orders and gets us prepared to work for the “chief man” in the real world.
What’s sadly missing is the imagination of thinking for oneself, the pride in striving to make a move entirely different or original, the messiness of trial and error and the fact that individuals just get credit for passing a test rather than for the thought process behind the answer.
Thanks to society we are now completely equipped to work in factories and to presume within a predetermined box.
The world rewards us for doing things right and for following orders while it penalizes us for doing things wrong (a philosophy I personally never agreed with). To me, life is a chain of notions, failures and creative dangers. Naturally, this got me thinking about FKK; its past, present and future.
We now have reasoned that FKK isn’t, actually, a naturist organization by the traditional definition. Essentially, FKK is an endorsement movement which evolved in the naturist and naturist upbringing of its founding members. Both Felicity and I grew up in families where the ideal systems were based off of the naturist family values. So in essence we have been both naturists in practice, but perhaps not your typical naturists or naturists in reality.
Felicity’s and my personal beliefs are at the center of what FKK is about. We consider the days of “new age naturism” are upon us and the movement needs a type of supplemental movement to help it become entire. While AANR, TNS and NAC handle the legal problems, FKK’s primary function and focus is on the human aspect of the movement. We feel there are a whole slew of issues that have to be addressed in the current society in order for us all to be more human.
We are trying to create something new and different. Due to our new and unique prognosis, we have our fair share of critics.
FKK came under fire quite early on by a handful of young folks from Vita Nuda in addition to the leader of Florida Young Naturists. What Seth Godin was so great at articulating was the fact that new ideas and folks who are not afraid to make errors will consistently come under fire from individuals who have been pre-programmed to think a particular way.
Some of what we do challenges the status quo, and this fact causes lots of people to feel uncomfortable. As if a new idea will inevitably destroy what was already created. The fact that we do not think the same manner has been, and remains to be, an enormous purpose of friction.
I will function as the first to say that neither Felicity, myself nor FKK is perfect. We make errors, but we learn from them and move on. We are not scared to take risks, and we are not afraid to admit when we’re erroneous.
By the end of the day, looking back, we’d a fascinating two years. We met some of the most amazing people. We got to see the best and worst in humanity and we got to endure the first two years.
Now if we get endure another two is up to you personally!
Join us this weekend in observing Halloween and our birthday and don’t forget to buy raffles to help lupus research!
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