|Ready for battle at the office.|
This isn't news to me. I actually have a masters degree in public health, if you can believe that. There are many hazards of being human, and catching viral gastroenteritis is among the least of them. We live within complex networks of communities that provide us with what we need in terms of resources and support, but they also pose dangers to us. We participate in activities that bring us joy, knowing full well that we might get hurt along the way (think runners' knee, or tennis elbow). When we reach out and engage in relationships with other people, we're also taking the chance that those people will hurt us. But the deal is: we're always hedging our bets, sharing the risks, and guessing that the rewards will be worth it. You are part of my social insurance policy, and I'm a part of yours. I can live with that. Now please pass the hand sanitizer.