Tom Hanks has been in some of the biggest movies of all time, but it’s actually one of his box office flops that holds a special place in my heart - Joe Versus the Volcano. As the movie opens, we see the incredibly dreary world through which Joe trudges every day. His office is perfectly bleak right down to the greenish, soul-sucking fluorescent lighting.
At one point, Joe’s doctor tells him that he is suffering from a brain cloud - a condition the disinterested doctor seems to have made up. The absurdity is what makes it funny.
The thing is... nowadays just about every health product and diet claims to alleviate brain fog. It’s perfect, right? Make up a symptom that most people can convince themselves they have... and that they can just as easily convince themselves has been cured by the product they bought or the diet they tried. Confirmation bias is a wonderful thing.
For me, it’s a red flag when a product lists brain fog as one of the symptoms it cures. Instead of spending your hard-earned dough, maybe check out Joe Versus the Volcano. Joe beats his brain fog by finding purpose and gratitude in life. Now if only we could bottle THAT!