The Help (movie) and Germs
Hi guys! Sorry I’m just now getting around to posting today! I’ve been a busy bee today.
I got up this morning and made some yummy pancakes- very similar to these guys :). Nothin’ like having syrupy goodness on a Sunday morning!
After catching up on some blogs and letting my food settle, I went to the gym. I hopped on the treadmill with the idea of just running a couple miles, but it felt good so I did 4! I realize that many of you are runners and 4 miles is a short run for you, but that is long for me. And I have to take those miles slow if I don’t want my stomach to act up. But hey, I would rather run slow than not be able to run at all!
A little after noon, I met my dad for lunch. Let me just tell you, whenever I run I am super hungry the rest of the day! I gobbled my food up pretty fast…so much for learning to eat slow. That idea went right out the window as soon as my food was set in front of me haha. Oops 😳
When I was done with lunch I went to see The Help with my mom. This movie was amazing!
I think this movie was so well done. It definitely followed the book, and I was not disappointed! Of course, the movie doesn’t go as in depth as the book does, but the story was wonderfully portrayed. I laughed and cried during the movie and even felt “worried” for the characters when you knew something bad was about to happen. To me that shows that the actors are doing a great job! If you have read the book, you should absolutely see the movie! Actually, you should absolutely see the movie even if you haven’t read the book!
While we were at the movie, I noticed that 4 people sitting a few rows in front of us had brought plastic bags and they wrapped the backs of their seat with them. Um…germaphobes perhaps? Or maybe they were afraid of getting lice? I was a little confused. I think I would have been embarrassed to be seen wrapping my movie theater chair with a plastic bag…but to each his own right?
I don’t consider myself a germaphobe. In fact, I think that our society is sometimes a little too obsessed with everything being “antibacterial”. Some bacteria and germs are necessary for our survival. Without certain bacteria in our intestines, our digestive systems wouldn’t function optimally. When my brother was diagnosed with crohn’s disease we found out that this condition and some other auto-immune disorders are not found in third world countries. Wanna know why? It’s because people that live there are exposed to the bacteria and germs that actually helps strengthen the immune system. That’s right…sometimes, we are too clean for our own good!
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t wash your hands after you poo…actually, please do! But, I think that we need to stop being so obsessive over getting rid of every single piece of germ and bacteria that encounters our bodies. It’s not necessary to use antibacterial hand gel every time you touch something that another human has contacted. Yes, that stuff kills the bad germs, but also the good ones.
Anyway that is my opinion, and I’m in no way saying it should be yours too! I just don’t want to live my life freaking out about germs all the time. That’s not another annoying thought that I need bouncing in my noggin’.
Hope you guys have an awesome Sunday night!
Have you seen The Help yet? What did you think?
What are your thoughts on germs and bacteria?