Changing Habits

January 31, 2020

As a child I remember thoroughly enjoying baths, an enjoyment that seems to have been passed down to my children.

However, as an adult, I have fallen out of love with the humble bath.

I am unsure whether this is an age thing or a weather issue? 

I grew up in a cold country, where a warm bath on a cold day can be quite delightful. 

But I now live in a brutally hot and humid country, where having a bath has a great deal less appeal than it did in England. 

In fact, my lack of interest in bathing has increased to a greater level than simply preferring to shower, I would go so far as to say that I now view baths as unhygienic.

The act of just floating in a tub surrounded by your own muck seems incredibly counter intuitive to the stated end goal of getting clean. 

This sudden aversion to the act of taking a bath has also been matched by a new aversion to wearing shoes indoors.

Up until recently, I would have not given wearing shoes indoors a seconds thought.

But now, I find the idea of doing so unhygienic and rude. 

I have no idea what the catalyst has been for these sudden changes in opinion and belief, however it is somewhat unsettling.

As an individual that has held fairly dogmatic views on any number of issues, this sudden ability to change my mind might mean that I start becoming more reasonable and less set in my ways. 

A terrifying thought.

This may also mean that I am becoming more culturally Asian after having lived here for 14 years, an odd idea and one that I would only truly accept, once I start viewing rice as preferable to potatoes and get better at Maths.






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