Forty is answering the question, "Is this all there is to life," with a resounding YES! Some more answers courtesy of NO you are not special, NO you are not getting any younger, NO that new medical issue is not going away anytime soon, NO you aren't going to get any sexier, NO you cannot party like you used to and expect to function the next day, and NO you cannot run off to the beach with your girlfriends for a week and sip cocktails and tan and if you did, NO you probably shouldn't wear that string bikini.
Chances are your friends are too busy with homework, sports, and the PTA to take off with you for a frivolous vacation anyway.
Forty is being completely and totally over tucking kids in, reading bed time stories, and helping them find clothes, get dressed, brush teeth, and anything else that they are quite capable of doing on their own. It is letting them sleep in your bed when your husband is traveling, only to discover that they are no longer lovely little angels when they sleep but grunting, farting, tossing, turning boys with smelly feet and bad breath. It is wondering how much longer you have to do these things because you really want to be off duty before p. Forty is being invited to weddings of people 20 years younger than you, and hoping the wedding is "Adults Only," so you have an excuse to leave the kids home and have a date that includes dressing up, dinner, and dancing.
And while these youngsters are getting hitched, your contemporaries are getting divorced. You wonder all the time how you and your partner have managed to survive this long, and hope divorce isn't lurking around the next corner. Forty is realizing all of your best friends live far away, and you are now forced to make new friends usually with people you have met through your children.
Forty is knowing that while older people might laugh when you say you are middle aged, chances are you are indeed at the apex of your life. This apex is not very broad, either. It is pretty damn pointy, and downhill isn't far ahead. Forty is seeing my mother's belly, thighs, and ass when I look at my own, and realizing that while my mom is a gorgeous woman, I am not ready to say goodbye to the version of my body that had more muscles than dimples. It is considering buying clothes that will "conceal" certain things. This really puts a damper on shopping. Forty is wearing red lipstick and short skirts, then coming home and wondering if younger people thought I looked like a desperate loser.
- MORE IN Parenting!
- T-shirts That Make a Statement;
- Zwei kleine rote Ostereier haben viel zu tun (German Edition)!
- Der Hitler-Stalin-Pakt: Weg und Beweggründe (German Edition).
- Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription..
Forty is your body changing without your permission, regardless of the amount of time you spend on the treadmill. It is realizing that while you used to be able to train for half marathons, it is now an accomplishment to run four miles without a break sometimes to pee, sometimes to gasp for breath. It is paying for that four mile run with lower back pain and sore knees.
Forty is realizing that I don't need a birthday to remind me I am in a new phase of life. It is understanding in a very real way that it is time to accept the life I have built, be thankful for it, and rage against my 40s in whatever ways I can, including saying NO to a minivan, skirted bathing suit, sensible haircut, and flat shoes.
Real Life. Real News. Real Voices. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. News Politics Entertainment Communities. HuffPost Personal Videos Horoscopes. The only way to truly tell, if possible, would be to somehow be able to preserve farts in their original state; extract a fart from the subject without having him smell it, and see if he can identify it amongst others. Thank you! I agree about getting used to it. A lot of what you said makes sense. This is mine. Some other cat is in my zone! This smells bad! Olfactory sense is the most primitive of all, I believe, and thus most closely connected to the primitive parts of the brain.
I believe the body uses flatulence to check on its condition and respond accordingly, on various levels to the sample. In an evolutionary sense, perhaps we are configured to like our own scent and feel comfortable around it. Whereas if others enter our territory they are repulsed. I breast feed, so my son and I essentially share the same food.
9 reasons why you should never hold a fart | The Times of India
Another thought:: maybe, when nomadic people ate something that produced bad smelling gas, it gave them incentive for moving onto a new site and by and by: a new set of food less likely to contain bad smelling fart causers. The reason you like the smell of your own flatulence or poop, for that matter is rooted in sense-memory and it goes back to your earliest days on Earth. As a tiny baby, you associate the smell with relief from the expulsion of gas and the coinciding relaxation of muscles. The sensation is one of the very first things you experience, and it becomes hard-wired into your subconscious and never changes.
The topic is interesting because it demonstrates the power of early childhood memories and how they can affect the rest of your life in ways you do not readily understand. You are offering up a Classical Conditioning explanation. Moreover, evolutionarily, such an infancy bound explanation serves no purpose in reproduction passing genes without further development.
Maybe u r onto something…. Pingback: I need fresh air. Please help. David Robertson. I would be interested to see a scientific experiment that highlights what parts of the brain are activated when smelling own vs. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading? Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
Totally wrong. I applaud you for taking on the subject. Diarrhea gas has special notes peculiar to that issue. We would tend to avoid partners pooting that type out into the air. This is an important question that deserves real scrutiny. Etc parses out the ancient chemical messages our farts contain.
A fart Rosetta Stone of sorts would be a real breakthrough in the annals of flatulence and gut health science. A test might be to give subjects a range of smells with varying apparent origins and see if there was a correlation between disgust and smell or disgust and alleged origin. The author also misses the tendency for couples to be eating the same foods, and therefore producing very similar smells. The farts, however, are very similar to ones that I have lit off in the past. Nevertheless, she thinks the whole ordeal is hilarious, and I think that aspect is very psychological.
She really is prepared for the rancid smell, and since she is at the epicenter, her nose is the first to become used to the smell, and therefore, she can sit back and enjoy the disgust inflicted on others. We become so used to our own waste that it would be neurotic not to become, at least, comfortable with it — if you become comfortable with something then you can grow to like it.
Farts smell as good or bad as a hamburger or bacon on a grill. They used the fart to try to determine what made the smell dissipate fastest by testing things like burning a candle and using air freshener. If anyone would be willing to do this experiment it would definitely be them. I think there is another evolutionary reason. All secretions of the body give you information about your health status.
Checking their color, odor, etc. For example people instinctively look into their handkerchiefs after they blow their nose, to see if the snot is bloody. Or when you scratch your head you probably will smell your fingernails after doing so. You only have to think of medicine: First thing they do is checking your blood, your poo, your urine,….
That is it, exactly. It is why we prefer our own, it tells us about our health status.
Toxins in the body are released through the GI tract. This is a quick check, like when people look at their business before flushing. There is only one way to find out: a carefully controlled, double-blind experiment where people are exposed to odours emanating from unknown sources. Great discussion! Is no one going to mention the humor aspect, or should I say, ass specks? Just how wrong is it for Uncle Charlie to tell a 4 year old to pull his finger? Why is it so hard not to laugh when that happens?
When our dog farts and then looks around, we all laugh! What about eating habits? It is the food you eat and if one person hates onions while one person loves them it could make a big difference. You are what you eat and your farts are from what you eat. Thank you for this. I am going to add some additional subjective observations because I believe a similar mechanism is at work.
Pingback: Meu peido cheira melhor que o seu! Pingback: Recipe To make your house smell great YoutubePro. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
- Release Your Inner Old Fart on Apple Books.
- Sexomatic Venus Freak.
- The Oak Grove of Maive: In the Beginning!
- Join Kobo & start eReading today.
- Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: 1818-1913 (African American).
- Who Or What Is The Inner Man?;
- What is Kobo Super Points??
Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Sign me up! Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Main menu Skip to content. About Me.
What happens when you hold in a fart?
Like it? Share it: Tweet. Like this: Like Loading April 26, April 27, April 2, Stuart Farrimond. October 25, April 30, May 25, November 7, June 17, JoAnne Bassett. August 12, March 5, November 29, Drew Phillips. January 5, January 26, April 16, November 2, November 19, December 7, August 11, March 14, May 4, May 12, July 4, August 19, September 4, September 20, September 25, October 29, December 11,