About 18 months ago we wrote about getting a high from cuisine (here). In that article we shared how opioid use in cuisines are being legalized in some parts of the world. Well, it seems that we are progressing beyond desserts and even into the world of spa treatment.
On a related subject of being ‘high’, some folks find other forms to achieve it.
But today we are not referring to the use of substances which we abhor, but to achieve wellness through natural means. Such as soaking in nutrient rich warm waters and absorbing the goodness that nature has bestowed upon us. Good eh? You will know that good health is first and foremost before anything else. No health surely leads to a path of ill wealth etc.
Enjoy Spa? Well we do. As often as we can when we are in Japan we will frequent these public baths where the rich waters from the depths of the earth can be enjoyed. Do you get a high from spa treatments?
As you might also notice, there are many people on headphones walking around with their smartphones. Today this would be as ubiquitous as it can get. Since it is also said that there are more than 2 billion smartphone users in the world today though folks may well quote statistics that differ.
Not the point of this post.
We were more interested in how using headphones will affect hearing. This intrigued us because we read of this guy here who can recognize birds just from listening to their song. Wow. Now that surely takes great hearing to be able to first tune in to the chirping and then discerning it. Tweet! LOL.
Where we live (ie the little red dot), its never truly quiet. We have plenty of traffic on the roads and in the skies that contribute to the hustle and bustle of daily life. Then there are the neighbours, the chattering of children and crying of babies… All in a day’s life indeed. Some people simply hate that while others love it. Talk about a man’s meat being another’s poison.
We all encounter challenges in listening in our lives from the office to being at home. How do you filter out the noise?
Heheh… the word sanitorium in the modern context might suggest to you that one’s gone bonkers… Or that one had contracted a virulent form of TB. But did you know that sanitoriums were not all built for the purposes of taking in such afflicted persons?
If this post is true, then the good folks of the soviet era did have a little more joy than we are told. Though it would only be for two weeks, the vouchers or subsidized holidays would be a respite from the daily grind. Did you read the post? They sure have some strange ways to relax!
You might recall, outside of the soviet system in supposedly capitalist countries we also get the two weeks of paid vacation (some places much more), but we have pay for our own relaxation… hmmm… the irony. Is it really so much better to have to slog your way and yet be “worse” off? Do you think you are worse off today then before or will things only look up?
The world is in flux these days. Income inequality is rising. Technologies are disrupting the way businesses and how their processes are being run. New ways of doing things are emerging that will subsume existing ones in a disruptive creation. It’s no surprise that many folks who are caught up in these changes on the wrong side of the road are beginning to resist the tide.
Many might wish for a return to the past when life was predictable. At least the soviets had a way for workers to relax. Will you travel to a Soviet era sanitorium?