Wednesday, March 19, 2008

No Thank You Mouthful

I think that there are many foods and drinks out there that taste horrible. Utterly revolting, and yet we force these products down our throats.

In foods, it can be anything from mushrooms to crocodile meat. In liquid refreshments, I am mostly talking about alcohol but include drinks like spirulina.

There are foods which at the beginning taste horrible, but because we expose ourselves to them often we get desensitized to the bad taste and eventually it tastes good.
Alcohol is a prime example. Making a big assumption, I think that the first time anybody ever has alcohol, it tastes horrible to them. However, it is accepted by society to drink, and so we almost force ourselves to like it.

Is forcing ourselves to eat/drink something we don't like, so we become desensitized to it a form of masochism?

Friday, March 07, 2008

Compelled to help.

Why do some people feel the need to correct other people's mistakes or when they "think" being are making a mistake. Sometimes it not even a mistake but perhaps giving advice on a "better" way to do something.

Is your way of doing things just better than other people and that is why you have to correct other people. Is it because you always want to be right?

Am I writing this because I am speaking for the masses who are afraid to change. The who feel that "their way" is a comfortable way of doing it. Yes, it isn't the best way to do things, but it is a familiar way, a relaxed way and thus we feel annoyed, even angered when other people try to correct our ways.