posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 06:31 AM
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Evolution: "I gave you an immune system, use it."
Politicians and panicked panty waists: "NO!"
I've lived long enough to see what happens when "over protected" kids become adults. They're (on the whole) sicker than most adults.
Hell, just with my own kids' friends, I see this. When they (my kids) were toddlers and everyone I knew with kids of same/close ages were freaking out
about Lysoling everything in sight before their kids ever touched anything, I let mine get filthy dirty, put everything short of poisonous or
otherwise outright deadly crao in their mouths, NEVER bought antibacterial soaps to wash them with, etc. Their immune systems are oxen-strong today as
pre-teens, as it were, they very seldom get sick. One, maybe two colds annually, and they shake 'em much faster than we (mom & dad) do.
Now, their friends are a different story. Some of the families started their kids off the same way we did when they were young & they're just as
resilient. The ones that live in germophobic homes? These kids are not well off health-wise, and they don't have any illnesses to lay blame at the
feet of, what they have is shoddy immune systems that have hardly been put to use. It's like an atrophied muscle at this rate, my god. Their parents
have effed them over, immune systems aren't some damn fireplace mantle display item, it's a critical part of our bodies that NEEDS used. I'm not
saying shove that raw chicken chunk down throats & see what happens, but good god, let 'em get dirty, let 'em eat boogers, let 'em be gross. They grow
up stronger & become stronger adults health-wise for it. Hyper cleanliness isn't the positive it's billed as.