Why do we call someone a booger?
What if we were to compare one of the functions of our body to say—the general population.
Take for example, mucus – yes, that gooey stuff that is produced by our sinuses, mouth, throat, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract, a little over a quart a day as a matter of fact.
Overall – some would say both are equal as far as they’re both bothersome or downright offensive. Too much mucus and we run for the med cabinet to get rid of the excess.
Too many people around us - we have the recluse who shuns human contact.
Within mucus: we have antibodies that recognize bacteria and viruses, enzymes to kill these invaders, and protein to make the mucus gooey to trap said invaders.
Within most general populations you have an array of law enforcement agencies to sort out criminals and dissidents, court systems to see judgment passed, and jails and graveyards to house the above.
Without an enemy to trap or fight, our mucus stays thin and slides right on through.
When our souls are at peace, we might slide through life without triggering someone’s anger, greed, ego, etc.
No wonder we call some people boogers…They’re inconsiderate, annoying, or maybe downright hostile.
To the bulk of the human population – you probably lay a little off midline between these extreme parameters.
What are you really worth?
A financial officer might tell you:
Make a list of assets, subtract your debt and ta-da, magic number.
A biologist might say:
(based on just the chemical elements)
If you’re an average adult human male, say 175 lbs, your body is about 57% water.
Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made of 6 elements, Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Long story short – we might be worth about $160.00 give or take – depending on your size.
A look into your dog’s eyes – you are the beginning, the end, and everything in between. In them, there is no deceit. Their empathy is real. They forgive and don’t hold a grudge. Their enthusiasm is infectious. They can make our lives better simply by—existing.
The next time you’re involved in a heated discussion or someone’s annoying you all to hell, think. What is this person’s motivation? Is it worth the effort to engage them?
Even if they don’t say it aloud, I think most folks have no problems comparing others to the equivalent of their dogs or boogers.
Some just prefer their dog’s company. Just a thought.