I think the shoe thing touches on my philosophies (and I'm sure it's true for you guys, too) about almost everything now. Why do I need to take a pill? Isn't my body designed to work correctly? Why do I *need* this or that? We create problems for ourselves, then we create solutions that don't address the problem and create other, different problems. Etc. Etc. It's maddening. People never ever question why we *need* shoes, we *need* drugs, we *need* sunscreen, and then you're crazy for questioning it. The quote about being disconnected from the matrix pretty much sums it up. People just don't get it. Sometimes it does make me feel crazy, lol. Because it's all so simple.