“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968


Sunday, 24 July 2011

I bloody told yer!

It's not that often that I am proved right by either history or science so you will allow me a touch of self congratulation regarding the latest evidence that no great harm will come to us if we drink less than the statutory eight glasses of water a day. I has always seemed to me that the mechanism whereby we feel thirsty so have a drink, is one that has served our species pretty well over the years. Am I the only one who finds the spectacle of the chattering classes clutching their plastic water bottles as they waddle from car to running machine just a bit sick making? Of course dehydration is to be avoided if possible but this is very much easier to do in a relatively wet country like ours rather than in say, the Horn of Africa. And that's another thing, in many parts of the world women walk miles to fetch water for their families while in our own pampered society thousands of people consider the perfectly good water in the kitchen tap to be inadequate and insist on the ridiculously overpriced bottled stuff. Check out Water Aid, have a cup of tea - and get a life.

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