Miscellaneous Fluid

In the 1600’s

scientists believed that

four internal humors

caused mental disease

when out of balance.

Now, science thinks

it’s neurotransmitters and hormones.

Our observations

do not determine

who we are.

We avoid responsibility for our fate

when we believe

we are not in control.

It is our thoughts, habits, and choices—

that determine happiness.

Not some miscellaneous fluid.