“If you clear your body of toxins it will clear your mind.”
“Does that have gluten in it? I can’t have that anymore. It’s bad for you.”
“Yoga is about energizing the spirit. Then, the body will follow.”
“Push your heart energy out into the universe.”
“Raw food cleansing is the best way to remove toxins.”
“If you eat food grown on the ground you will be calmer because it is closer to the earth. If you eat food grown in trees you will have more energy because it is grown in the air.”
“That hotel is haunted by the ghost of Janis Joplin.”
“I mean all the roads were blocked on the way to his house. That is a sign, right? That was totally a sign.”
“I get the flu from the flu shot every time I get it. So I don’t get it anymore.”
The above quotes are all things I have heard people saying while just going about my day to day business over the past few days. Many of the quotes were said directly to me. I heard a few at the farmer’s market and a few on the way to the post office and then some while hiking.
Yeah, I know it’s only Tuesday.
This dump truck of woo has been piled on me just over the past 48 hours or so. And I am wondering, am I special? Do people feel the need to tell me idiotic things or is this typical of conversation on the street? Should it bother me? Should I stop and try to explain to each and every person why they are so completely wrong or should I politely smile and nod? Who has the time for the needed explanations and why aren’t intelligent people randomly mentioning math equations to me or muttering to me about theoretical physics? Okay, in all honesty, I do hear the word, quantum muttered on the streets of Hollywood from time to time but as you might guess it usually has the word “energy” or “healing’ attached to it.
What is some of the stupid you have run across recently that made your brain want to explode? Have you noticed any trends? Is there a popular pseudoscience you would like me or one of the writers here to tackle? What is the stupidest thing you have ever heard?