Incongruence and Action
April 04, 2013
Oftentimes, the worst results come from the most innocuous actions. We can slice ourselves open with a knife while chopping carrots and not think a thing of it, but paper cuts have us griping outright. Most significant injuries are caused by silly and often embarrassing mistakes, and the things that we think should do the most trauma often don’t.
For instance, I fell on the ice and slid down the hill. Now, this is a very understandable situation, and the fact that I would be sore afterwards wouldn’t be embarrassing at all to explain. It hurt; however, I didn’t have a single mark on me. On the other hand, snapping my arm with a bowstring barely hurts at all, but it left a massive, technicolor bruise on my forearm. This meant that I had to explain my embarrassing lack of form to every single person that I encountered.
I think that this might just be a conspiracy of the universe. This is general, evolutional punishment. Those of us who do stupid things will die of embarrassment, thereby eliminating our likelihood of perpetuating the species and ensuring the survival of those humans with characteristics that disincline them towards stupid behavior.
Oak Grove Branch