AI: Indulgence Therapy
I’m preparing to have a pretty major surgery next week, so today’s AI is light and fun and involves you curing me with your life’s pleasures as alt-med. I think that’s fair because I think you’re magic… I also am on pain killers, so that might explain some things.
Last week, on my Facebook page, an endlessly amusing conversation happened. I posted a link to a picture of a baby sloth, and called it Alt-med that works 100% of the time. Because, seriously, how can a picture of a baby sloth NOT cure everything? It has to. It’s a baby sloth!
Unfortunately, the link came from Twitter, and had no preview, and a very nice lady misunderstood what I was saying and became very annoyed that I, of all people, would be promoting alternative medicine.
The conversation went Facebook-style flame war then everyone agreed that sloths are indeed the best thing to cure everything and we all walked away from the conversation happier and healthier than ever… or at least amused. It was one of my favorite Facebook things ever… or at least my very favorite Facebook thing last week.
But wouldn’t it be wonderful if indulging in our favorite things did make us better? Like what if reading celebrity gossip actually improved your eyesight or lowered your cholesterol… or if looking at baby sloths could reverse paralysis? Or sitting on your couch, eating tacos, helped eradicate poverty? And swearing at drivers on the road neutralizes carbon emissions?
What do you love to do that you wish made a difference? What do you like to pretend makes you feel better, like ice cream or retail therapy? Do you think this is a brilliantly disguised way of me trying to come up with clever ways to raise money for charity?
image via the Your Daily Baby Sloth Tumblr