I Think People Are Too Paranoid About Germs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    Calm Down

    If you don't get a little dirty sometimes, your immune system will weaken. Lighten up. Easy on the Germ-X.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Sep 7, 2010

    A Function Of Education

    I find that germophobia (sp?) is more prevalent among people with little education.  
    maurelius maurelius
    41-45
    Dec 9, 2010

    Germs

    I know my sister is at least. Carries around hand sanitizer everywhere she goes. Touches anything at all and she has to use it I guess. Got to think about how dirty I am, and how rare I wash up before I eat. Do I get sick? Nope I really don't get sick at all unless someone gives...
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Nov 4, 2010

    5 Second Rule

    I find it annoying when someone drops something and immediately throws it away. Now I can understand if you spill something like a sticky lollipop that gets covered in hair and dirt, or ice cream that is now crawling with ants...but people who drop say...an apple, or a cookie in...
    complexitykills complexitykills
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2010

    People With Paper Towels, Et Al

    I laugh real hard when guys try to open a bathroom door with a paper towel after washing their hands, and then try to throw it into the garbage before the door swings shut. They always miss. My friend's mom is paranoid she'll get lung cancer 'cause on Thanksgiving there was...
    wigglywonk wigglywonk
    31-35
    1 Response Nov 28, 2012

    Chill Already!

    People get sick.  It happens.  We have this amazing built-in system for handling it called an immune system.  Most of us have perfectly normal immune systems, which means that we can easily fight off most illnesses.  The thing is, if we keep dousing ourselves...
    MossAgate MossAgate
    31-35, F
    Jul 21, 2010
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