May 20, 2022Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

From my experience, the most determing factor for germophobia is what i call "i know a bit of science". Also generally germophobia blooms more where there is no personal experience with infection. Yet we cannot deny that medical system loves to make hysterical statements about infections which makes people also hysterical.

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Excellent piece😊🙏

I've found that most people, particularly germophobes, don't realise just how hard it is to actually engage in risky enough behaviours to make yourself sick enough to warrant hospital, let alone actually die! Not only are you fighting your own innate self preservation mechanisms, but your own various biomes are trying to preserve their ecosystems as well.

Thankfully, it's ridiculously hard even in 3rd world countries, let alone westernised countries, otherwise the bodies wpuld be piled mile high. Its ridiculous how little people critically think about things.

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May 22, 2022Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

i like to think that i cohabitate peacefully with a lot of germs.

as long as they do not bother me, i do not bother them.

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