No, this isn’t about that graduation speech.
Being fair skinned, and especially susceptible to burning, I, in an ongoing obsessive-compulsive quest to avoid all types of skin damage, wear sunscreen every day (though I do not spend much time in the sun.) Well, the bottle (of sunscreen) says that I should re-apply after every eighty minutes of swimming or sweating, and every time I towel off. But, I don’t usually do these things; I sit in a classroom for six or seven hours, then stand outside for about an hour waiting for my ride home. (I put on the sunscreen in the morning when I get ready for school.) So here’s the question: Do you think I need to re-apply sunscreen after sitting in an air-conditioned building from 8 - 2? Or should it still be working?
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
– Henry David Thoreau