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Vol.49 Reason and Emotion
March 13,2019
 The following are true stories that happened a long time ago.
 A hospital matron used to make her family put used toilet paper in a special basket and use it to start fire in wood for bath heating.

 I also read a newspaper article about a mother who took her son having trouble with constipation to a local hospital. To her surprise, the old doctor put his mouth on the boy's anus and sucked the feces out after softening them with saliva.
 Human feces and urine are just food and water that were eaten and then excreted with smell added in the body, pretty much the same as those of animals. Even some species have gotten to eat feces to claim their territory through evolution.

 The above stories must be surprising to general people today because both the matron and old doctor rationally acted based on natural science. I think mothers who change their baby's diaper and people working at nursing-care facilities also have a similar idea on feces and urine.

 In general, however, human emotions are too complex to accept such a mindset. Sad to say, there are some smell-related social issues reported recently in the media, such as cigarette smoke and smell, perfume, and aging odor. When a person you dislike has a smell you dislike, it makes you feel more repulsive, which ends up being uncomfortable with the person on a biological level.

 However, cigarette smell lingers on clothes and we start smelling as we age no matter how much we try to cover them up. So, why don't you sometimes accept smells through a rational filter?
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Masaru Sugaya

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