Maybe some things are better left alone
May 20, 2009
Yesterday on my way home from work I heard this story on NPR. If you don’t have the time or energy to read it, I will sum it up by saying that there is a Dr who believes any spiritual connection or feeling that a person experiences can be attributed to a specific part of the brain. People who have religions visions or feel a presences of a spirit around them are simply experiencing a deformity or irregularity in this part of their temporal lobe. Now, I am not going to claim to be an overly religious person. I don’t attend religious services with any regularity and quite frankly I could use a good review of those ‘Thou Shall Not’s’ every once in a while. But I firmly believe that faith should be taken for what it is…faith. The blind belief in something not because you have evidence or proof but because you choose to believe. Anyway, the whole story kind of ticked me off and got me thinking about other things I really do not care to know more information about. Here are five.
1) The fat and/or calorie content in my favorite She Crab Soup at a local restaurant. They only serve it when the season is right and I only order it when I can spend time sitting at the bar on a dock watching the sun slowly fall into the Atlantic and am preferably alone. I can only imagine the rich broth they pour over the delicate crab right in front of you consists of butter, heavy cream and something magic and I just don’t care.
2) The number of sexual partners anyone I have slept with has had. I went to college during the late 90’s and trust me and I KNOW how important it is to talk about ones sexual health and use protection but I have never been a numbers girl. I honestly don’t want to know and quite frankly, I don’t want to tell.
3) What happened to all the members of the US Olympic Hockey Team of 1980. After that movie Miracle came out a few years ago a whole bunch of documentaries started popping up on where they all are now. Frankly, I found it a little depressing. Sure some are doctors and hockey coaches, but some work at gas stations and are presently unemployed. I prefer to think of them perpetually in 1980, as the greatest underdogs of all time, fighting for an Olympic medal, the Cold War and kids everywhere who blindly believe hard work pays off .
4) Any information about how, when or where I was conceived. Actually, any information about how, when or where anyone was conceived. I just really think some things are better left private.
5) The inter-workings or any explanation about what makes my car go. Through years of reminders and pestering by my father I religiously get my oil changed and I ask them to ‘check the fluids’ while they are there. And when something specific breaks I listen long enough to relay the information to a more qualified person but ultimately…I just don’t care. I am not a car person, I have never been a car person and as long as it starts when I need it to, I am a happy camper.