In 8 days, God willing, I will be inducted as President of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). NCPA was founded in 1898 and represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies across the...read more
“Fear does not like being watched – it thrives in the dark.
Your curiosity is the light.”
If you really knew me you’d know:
I stuck a bobby pin in a light socket to see what would happen. Pain. Pain is what happened.
I stuck a huge tom cat in a public dryer. He lived.
I ate a bottle of aspirin and had my stomach pumped.
I cooked a hot dog on a big industrial light-bulb. Until the light bulb burst. It ruined my weenie.
I lit a firecracker. In my room. My plan was to snuff it out with a wet washcloth. But then, I couldn’t. So I held on tight. And closed my eyes. I was smart to close my eyes.
I ate roach pills and had my stomach pumped.
I walked 3 miles to escape a neglectfully mean babysitter.
I ate the paper wrapper on my very first cupcake.
I smoked a cigarette. And washed my tongue with a wash-cloth between puffs. The washcloth came in handy this time.
I explored all of these curiosities before my 6th birthday.
I’ve always been curious. Curiosity rocks, of course until it doesn’t, just ask the cat.
But when it’s all said and done, I think curiosity is the secret to staying healthy.
Curiosity drives us to participate more fully in life. It’s a prime mover and motivator. It’s a simple desire to know. It’s the major driving force behind scientific research and other disciplines of human study.
I believe that the more curious you are about your health, well, the more likely you are to stay healthy or regain your health. Read, ask questions, experiment.
This blog is a celebration of and an adventure in curiosity. I wonder what would happen if…. Or What causes that? I hope to never lose my curiosity and I look forward to exploring health & wellness concepts out loud, right here, from time to time.