I was never a good diver because I was nearsighted and was always worried about where I would land.But I at least had the experience of trying it under supervision.

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Men also feel that they are physically inadequate when they compare their bodies to media-glamorized images of the male body.

Even when I was a youth there were muscle magazines encouraging boys to bulk up so they wouldn’t be the skinny kid having sand kicked in his face on the beach—in front of his girl friend, who then walks off with the muscle guy!

These boys are younger than 9th grade, but the diving board looks similar to the one I remember in our high school pool. So a physical activity that I was actually good at has been removed.

When we got to the gym our guide pointed out that the climbing poles and ropes had been removed and climbing was no longer a part of the school gym curriculum. I was sad to hear that the ropes and poles were gone because I had actually done well in climbing in the 7th and 8th grades and did it in the boys gymnastic show in P. We were often shirtless in elementary school gym class, which was a situation in which adolescent boys were often insecure because our bodies were developing at wildly different rates.

I recently attended a reunion of the class of 1961 of Bennett High School in Buffalo, NY.

As part of the weekend events we were given a tour of our high school to see what had changed and what remained the same.A fifth reason for writing this article is that religions have played a role in inculcating negative attitudes toward the body, for example, by their emphasis on modesty in dress.Whether intended or not, people picked up from this the idea that there’s something not quite good about the human body.We tend to reject the attitudes and views of previous generations because they contradict our own (more enlightened?) attitudes and views, as if our attitudes and views can’t withstand the challenge of different standards.Today youth use steroids and consume protein shakes to bulk up in order to compare more favorably with ideal models.