Ten Minutes: Blink

Our bodies don’t get enough credit for their automatic functions. Just like breathing will keep you physically alive, blinking will ensure you’re socially alive. There’s hardly anything creepier than relentless eye contact. All staring contests need to be arranged ahead of time, or else I’m calling the cops. The longer your eyes are wide open, the more devious your intentions come across. It’s a nearly universal rule. Not to mention that without blinking your eyes would eventually crust over, further deterring normal interactions. Excessive blinking? Now you’re probably lying to me. At least that’s what I’ve been told. Maybe you just have something in your eye. Let me check – I can only look for a second, though.