I accidentally cured my family of having money. It’s true! At least based on the principles of homeopathy it’s true.
Quick homeoprimer: Homeopathy is medicine based on the idea that like cures like. If something is causing you to be ill, that same thing will cause your body to get better if you take it in small doses. It’s not all that crazy at this point. I mean, that’s what a vaccine is – curing mumps by giving a child a very very small dose of mumps for his body to fight off. But homeopathy requires the doses to be even smaller than what you get in a vaccine. And the smaller the dose, the stronger the medication. I know, that makes no sense! But homeopaths aren’t ridiculously stupid… see, while you’re diluting, you have to also shake the remedy. It’s the agitation that makes it stronger. Now it makes sense, right?
So based on this, I made a huge mistake! There are some coins in the bottom of my washing machine. I’ve left them there for a month, not even thinking about it! So now I’ve got money + lots of water + an automatic agitator and it’s being applied to the pockets of my family’s pants! I just used money to cure money! Now I’ll never get a job!
I need to start washing overdraft statements. And maybe slip some narcissus flowers into my kid’s sippy cup.
If you could cure any mundane problem using homeopathy what would you cure and what would you use to cure it?
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