Cold Showers Serve a Quasi Metaphysical Function in Modernity

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“Let’s go!” I scream as a turn the shower dial all the way to the right. “Woah! Yeah!” I exclaim as the cold water hits my skin and I feel my body jolt from its dormancy. Two minutes later I am wired and haven’t yet had my morning cup of Joe.

I have gone on a few different cold shower kicks over the past few years. Every time I restart one of them, I ask…