«There’s a speck of dirt on that can, I can’t drink from it.»
Compare your immune system to a child. If you coddle your child with numerous rules and an unlimited amount of restraints where you don’t allow your child to:
- remain unattended, not even for a minute, or
- heat a can of coup, or
- ride a bike, or
- climb a tree, or
- swim in a lake, or
- shit, just about anything…
…then you are prepping this child to be absolutely useless once out in the real world as a grown up. Don’t, for the love of all that is sacred in this universe, do that. Not to your child, and not to your immune system.
Allow your system to come into contact with a few germs here and there. I’m not talking about pushing Fido to the side the next time he takes a sip from a puddle on the street by the park! But do share a bottle of water with a friend. Take baby steps. Stop using the Purell every time you push a shopping cart, and don’t wash your hands every single time you sneeze or blow your nose. But do still wash them after going to the washroom. Don’t drink out of a can covered in rust, but do go bold and daring, and take a sip from a can that may have a flick of dirt on it. I’ll even allow you to remove the flick with your finger…
«If it doesn’t kill y’a, it’ll only make y’a stronger.»
Oh and stop it with all that antibacterial nonsense, unless you’re working in a hospital, all you’re doing is contributing to the growth of the super-bacteria!
End of rant.
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