Culture

I may finally be ready: Time for that cleanse

 

I can be quite a contrarian at times.  I readily admit it. I like to play devil’s advocate and turn arguments on their head. I do it, just to do it.   I am not too sure how I became that way. I am a New Yorker. We tend to be a bit contrarian. We know how to argue. I have a pretty quick comeback for most things.  It’s how I grew up. Even if I am not fully invested in a particular argument, I will run with it all the way.  This tendency of mine could perhaps be ascribed to me being a Taurus. We supposedy are quite stubborn and bullheaded.  Well, whatever the origin may be, I am what I am. And at times, that is a contrarian.  Which brings me to my future cleanse. Yes, that is quite a leap in this story.

 

I have known several people who love cleanses. Who can love a cleanse? Well, I know such people.  In theory and in outloud conversations, I hate cleanses. Let’s be real. Who likes, or looks forward to more time being spent in the bathroom? That is what a cleanse does.   Yes, despite this inherent ickiness, cleanses are quite popular. Google it. There are about 65,800,000 results when you search the word “cleanse.” Dr Oz has a cleanse. There are 3-day cleanses as well as seven and ten day ones. Oh my. There are even juice cleanse delivery services. Seems that the world, or a select few, are really into cleaning themselves out.   This is great fodder for a psychologist, you know. But I will move on from that as it is too easy.  The world is in complete chaos. We all feel collectively dirty. Ok. I’ll stop.

20170930_1629351218342251.jpg

Despite several of my friends being into cleanses, I have never been. Never, ever wanted to do one. I joke that one can eat two donuts and get the same effect. I have found them silly. Then, I met someone who hates cleanses as much as I do or even more. That is so odd. At the same time, I know someone who is in the midst of a 10-day cleanse and is loving it.  Again, who can love a cleanse? I suppose when you are losing seven pounds in seven days, you get a natural high feeling (that’s really called light-headedness).   So, here I am and the contrarian in me now wants to do a cleanse. I am even debating doing the 10-day cleanse.  What an extreme case I am. The person that I know that is so anti-cleanse makes me laugh because they hate it so much. I joked that I was going to do one and it just set off a long rant. Wow. I didn’t realize cleanses could trigger so much animus. As such, I felt of rush inside of me to do one. A 3-day, 7-day or even 10-day cleanse isn’t going to have much of an impact on me but I can at least say I tried it. Thus, when I argue against it in the future I can do so from an informed position. Of course, the joke will inevitably be on me, when I end up liking it.

2 replies »

  1. Oh good grief! Surrendering to a ridiculous junk medicine fad just to be contrary to a contrarian? That’s not you.

    Drive down to Mexico and drink some of the local water without filtering it. Welcome to a “cleanse”!

    Like

I welcome your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s