Have you ever wanted to drill a hole in your head? Have you ever thought about how much fun or what an adventure that might be? Did you know that our early human ancestors used to do it all the time?
Well, after a lot of thinking it over, I’ve decided to take the plunge. I’ve decided to drill a hole in my head.
There’s a lots of reasons, really. But I think the main reason is that I want to follow tradition. I want to follow in the footsteps of my early human family. And I mean early, early human, something like 100,000 years ago.
You see, early hominids (our first human ancestors) used to drill holes in their heads all the time. For tens of thousands of years before recorded history, when homo sapiens were still living in caves and foraging for food, the practice of drilling holes in their heads was pretty common place.
Why did they do it? No one today really knows. There was no written language then and so there are no written records about it. No stories about it have survived.
The best reason scientists can give is that it was medicinal or spiritual in some way. They were trying to let out disease or evil spirits out of their bodies. That’s the best guess.
But whatever the reason, it must have suited them just fine, because like I said, they did it for a really long time, tens of thousands of years.
Why Drill a Hole in My Head?
So if it was good enough for early humans to do for thousands of years, then it must be good enough for me. That’s what I think anyway.
Why second-guess tens of thousands of years of tradition? Never go against the grain of tradition with your own original thinking? Always blindly follow the crowd. Right?
So, starting as soon as possible, I’m going to find a deer antler and get to drilling. I’ll keep you updated on how it goes.
I left my traditions on the far side of a foggy hill. And I will stay away until I can return in sunshine, rescued from them, free to choose which are really mine.
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