Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Urophobia-fear of urine or urinating.

a healthy adult on average urinates about 4 to 7 times a day
its such a normal part of our lives most people dont think about it twice.

some kids have trouble potty training because they're frightened of something new
or because their older siblings have told them horror stories about alligators and other monsters
that lurk in the sewers waiting to come and gobble them up... 
but most people grow out of that.

our body has alot of pre-programmed responses to fear
quickened pulse, sweating, crying, goosebumps
 throwing up, fainting, freezing, blushing,
nervous laughter and of course there is the origins for phrases like
"i literally peed my pants i was so scared"

as adults we tend to grow out of our childhood fears 
and approach our fears in calm rational ways
you know, like avoiding them
very seldom do we encounter things that truly strike fear into our hearts
and lets be honest with ourselves most people are too desensitized
to even bat an eyelash at things that would've mortified our 3 year old selves
its nothing for us to turn on the news and see some sort of violence
im sure none of you even flinch when an actor is shot or a car explodes on a tv drama
in fact its kind of expected, an action movie is not an action movie without 
some sort of shoot-out scene or half a dozen explosions 
the bigger the better
it takes looking a real life tragedy in the face for modern day humanity to 
even feel the smallest glimmer of fear
think about it.
not to be insensitive but,
were you really afraid when you first heard about the boston bombing
or was it after you saw the faces of the victims that those physiological responses kicked in
did seeing their faces make it more real to you? 
 did you imagine what it would be like if that was your family?
was it then that you found your seat a little damp?
if you take away the media attention to the tragedy
and all you knew is that there was a bombing attack in boston that left three dead
would it still affect you in the same way?
i  mean 3 victims, that doesnt sound all that bad right?
thats even two less victims than the famous boston massacre in 1770
after all the horror that mankind has shown its capable of 
holocaust, genocide, war, hate,  murder, rape,
looking back at that event many would say it wasnt much
their faces unknown, their names i myself had to look up
Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, Crispus Attucks, and Patrick Carr
but history books still write about it because it was horrific
five lives were lost, it was a completely unprecedented event in history
  something to be remembered to warn future generations of
do not repeat our mistakes

"those who cannont remember the past are condemed to repeat it."
-George Santayana

"i've got news for mr. santayana, we're doomed to repeat the past no matter what. 
thats what it is to be alive."
-Kurt Vonnegut

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