If we, as naturists, reflect on the primordial nature of bare existence, then we can only do so, because in our community, living all together in the altogether, we practice a similar social consensus as the ecosystem peoples did and do. Naturists do not need clothes as protection against someone's glimpse, but also no symbols such as lumbar cord or other utensils, with which they express, that they comply with the common consensus of their community.
Naturists meet the common conviction and the common knowledge, that a conflict-free, nude being together is only possible, if everyone adheres to the (natural) manners, to treat each other with respect, consideration, and human attention. The symbolism of ecosystem peoples is refined by reflection and intellect of naturists. And it is good to see, that this works in spite of all the sophistication of modern humans!
Naturist hiking group at a break in Sauerland Mountains, Germany
Humanity means: To focus on the human being. The human being should always be at the centre of our action, but individual interests often oppose the general, human interest. However, we always have to ask ourselves the question: To which interest do we dedicate our primary preference – because for a second preference we mostly lack capacity.
Naturists step away from the respective dictates and customs to wear clothes – fully conscious of the civilisational superiority of nude societies – as outlined above, and regarding naked part of their lives, which they spend in the nude, they, indeed, sometimes do not quite regain paradise, but rather great social doubtlessness, to be less exposed to threats and hostility in a nude-living community, than it is the case in daily, clothed life. Therefor, we gather sometimes in the great outdoors, to enjoy such a paradise of living all together in the altogether. The calendar of naktivities offers several opportunities for nude hiking, biking etc. or to be – as Richard Foley calls it – naktiv.