It can be argued that exposure to bacteria is healthy for your immune system. It can be proven that these germs are on your phone, your shoes, and your doorknobs too. It can be said that relatively few people get sick from going to the store. And those things are all true.
But, somewhere in the midst of all that truth, it seems that we're overlooking the real problem: most people are not washing their hands after using the bathroom. Unfortunately, rather than focus on what we all should be doing (namely hand-washing), we've instead decided to justify why it's perfectly acceptable (and even healthy) to have fecal matter on nearly everything we touch.
That seems a bit backward, doesn't it - accepting the results rather than changing the behavior?
Though, I suppose, I can relate. How often do I ignore what I should be doing, and instead focus on ways to make myself feel better about not doing whatever "it" is.
For me, it's speeding. I regularly go a few miles an hour over the speed limit. And then I justify my lead foot by saying that everybody does it, it's quicker, it's not hurting anyone, etc. But the point isn't that everybody else is going 70 miles an hour or that my speed isn't hurting anyone. The point is that 65 miles an hour is the law.
Maybe speeding isn't an issue for you, but maybe gossip is. Or lying. Or stealing. Or cheating. And maybe, like me, you've found yourself justifying those actions because the results don't seem to be negatively affecting anyone else. But, again, that's not the point.
The point is that there's poo on my shopping cart...and that's never okay.