Speaking of how the ad firms manipulate our lives, I’d like to promote to you the idea of not using soap. The link is a blog post that inspired me to experiment ditching it. After reading it years ago, I realized I knew the author, have spent a few hours with him working on radiation data gathering, and never once thought he stank! So I did it and five years later would not even think of going back to using soap for normal cleansing needs other than hands. http://blog.seanbonner.com/2010/02/01/ive-given-up-using-soap/
@makuharigaijin The whole hygiene industry is pretty absurd, although I admittedly never thought of giving up soap.
I stopped using soap to wash my face many years ago and my skin is much better now. For some reason it never occurred to me to stop using it on my body.
@AppleStrudelMan Seriously, after doing this and thinking back, it was amazing to realize that I had never once questioned it. It makes me wonder what else I don’t question that is harming or degrading my life.
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