Just when you think the world isn’t scary enough as it is, life throws another fastball at you to deal with, especially when it comes to your health in particular.
Thanks to the advent of modern medicine and the common, public knowledge everyone has about diseases and illness, life for humanity at present is probably at its longest, safest, and most comfortable point in the history of mankind.
This, however, doesn’t mean that we are invulnerable – in fact, we are far from it, as this recently viral story goes to show.
In the Hubei province of China, a news story about a 53-year-old woman identified only as Mrs Zhang is proving that horrors still lurk around every corner, and that the vulnerability of our bodies can be exposed at any second.
Mrs Zhang was doing something that was totally ordinary, as far as events go – she was simply doing some housework.
At a glance, this doesn’t seem like an event that would be a cause for any concern.
Neither would most of us think of the small cut she got on her finger a problem.
After all, we all get plenty of small, insignificant cuts during the course of our everyday life, and we often think nothing of it. At most we give it a wash and go on our merry way.
To no one’s surprise, Mrs Zhang had essentially done the same thing.
Seeing that the cut was so small, she simply ignored it, trusting her body’s ability to repair wounds would be more than enough for this cut.