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Felix12

Could herpes actually be the gift that keeps on giving?

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Felix12

I hate change. Especially to my body. I'm an athlete and have always taken great care of myself. The at the age of 30, I contacted hsv-2. I no longer felt in control of my body. I've been adjusting to this reality for the last 3 years, but only recently started peeling away at the layers and getting past the obvious things that come with this virus: the pain, the sores, etc. 

I believe in God and that we are somehow all connected. One fact that can not be disputed is that herpes connects 100's of millions of people around the globe. This is a fact that is largely ignored because herpes is deemed "bad". We don't know specifically why viruses are on this planet or what their purpose is, but I truly believe that it has a mission that is greater than any one person. Herpes gives people humility. Is it a reminder that we are only in control of so much, and that God is only loaning us our bodies? Possibly. Is herpes influencing our evolution as a species, for better or worse? Maybe so. Are we humans an alien experiment and herpes is being used to track our behaviors? Who knows. But what I do know is that I will die one day. Herpes will be here long after I'm gone. And dare I say, that is kinda cool. This virus, that hangs out in our bodies, is perhaps immortal. And this may just make us super-human :)

*and just as a disclaimer, no I'm not saying to go out and spread this thing around, nor would I do that lol

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Mellisuga

Lots of thoughts there!

I feel as though herpes has been a way for me to meet some cool people. There's a silver lining :)

You are also correct - in fact, viruses might mutate a bit in us too! So even when you are gone, there will be little bits of you in that virus, haha.

I hope I have the virus that bumped into Socrates (if he ever had herpes...one of the Greek philosophers must have had it!) :P 

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