A sneak peak of Psychospeak with Dr. Camillo Zacchia (Montreal Douglas Hospital)…a wonderful host for Mini Psych series every autumn…
Everyone is a psychologist. We all have our pet theories about why we act, think, and feel the way we do. Camillo Zacchia‘s blog brings together scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and common sense to the world around us; commenting at times on mental health issues that make the headlines, and at other times on the little things in life that reveal common aspects of human nature.
Smooth rocks and plastic rings
SMOOTH ROCKS AND PLASTIC RINGS
(SVP, voir plus bas pour la version Française)
Why do we always seem to come home from vacation with a pocketful of smooth rocks or seashells we picked up at the beach or cheap plastic rings we bought at an amusement park? I don’t know about you but I have a stack of them.
I was seven years old the first time I went to Italy to visit my grandparents’ farm. It was quite an experience. No running water, no electricity… and no toilet. Yikes! I was invited to use the great outdoors for all my toileting needs. Are you kidding me? There are bugs out there! I decided I would just “hold it in,” until we went home…one month later. Needless to say, after a couple of days I was doubled over in pain. I was forced to decide between doing what the bears do or using my baby cousin’s potty. I opted for the former.
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