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Unread 12-07-2012, 11:45 AM   #60597
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Originally Posted by Akahime View Post
I think to solve the problem of fear of germs or dirtiness is to create either a truce with the germs or an alliance. Or maybe even becoming one with them might be a good idea. This might be the secret to fighting the flu!!!!! Just saying.

That or constantly living in fear.
Part of this is that I work in a medical office, so obviously lots of hand-washing, disinfecting of surfaces, etc. is routine. I'm not really a giant germaphobe; at home we're much more casual about this stuff. It's not a matter of being fearful, but practical: in public spaces it pays to protect yourself from unfamiliar germs and respect other people enough to be sanitary. You never know when people who are immunocompromised or sensitive to infection are going to be in the same space you just were.
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