Notes on Quotes-Hiking and Sweating It Out!
“The best things in life make you sweaty.” Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849
We are the age of cool. “Don’t let them see you sweat,” we are advised. A person under great pressure often minimizes the situation with a casual, “hey, no sweat!” Someone laboring with difficult circumstances is said to be, “sweating it out.” Sweating has a negative reputation. Ladies, in particular, never sweat. They ‘perspire,’ if the ghastly phenomenon be mentioned at all. We spend lots of money each year on the latest formulas in deodorants, powders and antiperspirants. Experts advise we are blocking a healthy body response to pressure, advice we ignore completely. With most of the population intent on turning off the sweat switch, we wondered, is it a ‘good switch’ or a ‘bad switch’?
Sweating is our body’s way of ...