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March 15: Dumbstruck Day

Today’s Dumbstruck Day. Are you shocked?

I think I’m pretty good at celebrating this day. My family can tell you that I tend to watch movies with my jaw hanging open, my expression changing with each character’s mood.

I’m not sure where this holiday came from, but I suggest celebrating it by being dumbstruck – learning strange trivia, watch outlandish things, or, even better, look at your normal life and surroundings as if you’d never seen them before. I suspect they’ll leave you dumbstruck!

If that doesn’t do you, check out the cognitive biases from National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, also every March 15.

“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.”
Job 5:9

March 15: National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day

March 15 (aka the Ides of March) is National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day. So, if it’s March 15, whatever you are thinking, you’re wrong. If you don’t believe me, check out wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases. (Personal favorite: “curse of knowledge,” thanks to the instruction relay in some of the math classes I took.)

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands,
no one who seeks God.”

Romans 3:10b & 11

If that list shocks you, you’re in good company. Today is also Dumbstruck Day! Sit back, pop your eyebrows, and let your jaw swing open. You can close it and cope tomorrow; today is the day to sit in awe.