Babies Know – A Little Dirt Is Good for You

In studies of what is called the hygiene hypothesis, researchers are concluding that organisms like the millions of bacteria, viruses and especially worms that enter the body along with “dirt” spur the development of a healthy immune system. Several continuing studies suggest that worms may help to redirect an immune system that has gone awry and resulted in autoimmune disorders, allergies and asthma.

via Personal Health – Babies Know – A Little Dirt Is Good for You – NYTimes.com.

Thank you! I think these psycho moms that won’t let their kids touch anything that hasn’t been washed twice with Purell are going to make their children more sick in the end. Dirt was a perfectly good snack for me growing up and it will be for my children too!

If we sanitize the world we sanitize ourselves, one little bug and the whole society is wiped out. Think early Europeans coming to the new world. We are creating diseases that are immune to our medicines, we are creating children who are “allergic” to everything under the sun including the sun itself.

Let them eat filth!

A few confessions

I just want to get a few things out in the open. I was just sitting around thinking about PostSecret the other day. I sort of made my list of “secrets” they aren’t that profound really. They are just things I thought of and thought I would share.

I abuse things and forget about others. Here’s my list:

  • My iPhone is scratched on the back, even though it’s been in a case since 5 minutes after I took it out of the box. Too much dust and dirt at work.
  • My car has 134,563 miles on it. I’ve owned it for just over 3 and one half years.
  • I used 2,219 minutes last month on my cell. Along with 616 text messages.
  • I’ve had a huge dent in my fender for over a year. The tire hangs out a bit the dent is so large.
  • My last laptop computer had the paint worn off the keys on a few of the letters. None to report on this one, yet.
  • My laptop was scratched across the top in less than a month.
  • My MacBook is held together with super glue, electrical tape and a binder clip.

Others, not so much:

  • I’ve owned dumbbells in one form or another for over 3 years. I last used them around Christmas time.
  • I’ve never cleaned my oven.
  • Nor under my refrigerator.
  • I have aluminum foil on my TV antennae so that I can get HDTV from one extra channel. It’s draped across my sliding door for strength.
  • I really need to wash my bathroom rugs, 3 months is too long. I just hate the sound of them in the dryer.
  • I have things in my freezer from when I moved into the apartment. Freezer burn doesn’t go away.
  • I use the same bath towel every day to dry off, unless I’m feeling particularly dirty and then I’ll get a new one every day. I flip back and forth on this one.
  • Combing/Brushing my hair, has never been a forte of mine. Last accomplished: December 27th.

Is it that interesting? No. Just something to post.

A drive to be the best

I like to think that I work hard, harder than most. I think that I constantly strive to make things better around me. I think that differs from most in my generation who seek to have everything handed to them. I know the value of an honest day’s work and the rewards that can come from it.

I’m typing this with dirt under my nails from changing a set of brakes earlier in the week. I spent another day this week working outside, mowing, trimming brush and just making it all look better.

I’m not afraid to work hard, hard work is what gets you where you want to be. Those who simply inherit their status and place in the world will never realize all that they have and how valuable it is. No matter where you start in life I think working your way up a few levels in the world makes you a better person. We can’t control where we start I realize, some of us are just blessed with a great start in life and others are seemingly doomed from the start, but I think that we should all better ourselves in some way all through our lives.

Sometimes you just have to get dirty and get the job done instead of simply paying someone else to do your work.

This post isn’t as long or as thought out as I’d like it to be but I’m going to post it anyways and see if any comments come through. Any thoughts out there?