Ignorance is Bliss

Have you seen this headline?

HUMAN SKIN POPULATED BY VERITABLE ZOO OF BACTERIA
182 different species, to be exact. Why do we need to know this? Does it truly serve the public’s best interest to be informed of this? Somebody with OCD somewhere is now soaking in a tub full of straight bleach, scrubbing their flesh with steel wool to get rid of all that bacteria.

To be fair, the article does go on to say that this is NOT cause for alarm. The body actually requires good bacteria to survive and this skin bacteria is not harmful.

Still, I believe with all my heart there are some things that are better left unknown. It’s how I’ve gotten to middle age (YIKES) relatively happy.

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