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Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub!

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Jun. 30th, 2006 | 08:54 pm
mood: contemplative contemplative

It's interesting the way different cultures have different ideas of bathing. I used to only take showers about once a week, which of course is frowned upon in our society. I now bathe daily, sometimes more than once depending on my activities of the day, and find it actually quite hard to believe that one could comfortably function without being clean. Until I have showered, I find that I am quite groggy and not functioning at my full potential. Because of this, I find it interesting that for some people bathing daily is not essential. Italians, for example, do not bathe as often as most Americans find normal, and yet they function as well as anyone else. 
I think that perhaps it is all a matter of how we think of things. When I was younger and bathed less frequently, I had no problem functioning. As I got older and began to shower more often it became a habit, almost an addiction. Now that I am used to being constantly clean, I have difficulty going without my shower.


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