OpinionWe each have our own butterfly effects, with people we meet saying simple things that we use as new guiding principles that we stick with from that point onwards.
      – Lee J Haywood, 2009-03-22 at 23:19:20   (7 comments)

On 2009-03-22 at 23:49:19, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah. I've done that. At least once... :-)
On 2009-03-23 at 05:30:01, Baslisks wrote...
Maybe, I guess I read more then communicate with people but I am not sure.
On 2009-03-23 at 20:57:10, Lee J Haywood wrote...
This is a subtle prompt for you to think of examples, not just agree or disagree. ☺ It's tough to think of examples that fit in a few words, though. My first example is that when I was at school it was suggested that the hot water was unsuitable for drinking, so even today I wash with hot water and rinse with cold. Another example... Up until a certain point in time I used to wash my hands and put my contact lenses in without drying them, and then someone argued that I should use a towel in between and I have done ever since. I cannot bring myself to go back to not using a towel, even though my opinion is that it's less hygienic. So someone else affected my daily routine with their conclusion that I wouldn't have come to by myself.
On 2009-03-23 at 23:42:16, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah, I guessed so, I couldn't think of any at the time though... I have the hot water one too... And a little bit of a phobia of bathroom taps after I was told as a kid not to drink from that tap cause dad had found a dead rat in that pipe. We have moved house 4-5 times since then, and I myseilf have moved about 3-5 times on top of that, still sticks with though!
On 2009-03-24 at 00:50:24, Baslisks wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: we need a scientific study on the cleanliness of hands before and after drying.
On 2009-03-24 at 02:34:24, BorgClown wrote...
Completely agreed. Sometimes I remember casual comments made by a teacher I appreciated as a kid, maybe my important decisions as an adult have been subtly influenced by them.
On 2009-03-24 at 09:53:57, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Baslisks: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg15821387.200-wet-hands-given-a-towelling.html The question is whether or not the towel is really 'clean' though - if you're re-using it then that's different to using, say, paper towels which are impractical.