When I was a kid, I used to love going to the local arcade and playing video games and redeeming skee ball tickets for prizes. For my first job at age 16 I figured the best possible job I could get would be at that very arcade. Some part of my innocence died when I had to open the machines to collect tokens and see how the coin mechanisms worked, as well as seeing the back room with huge bags of cheaply-manufactured prizes.
As I've delved deeper into biochemical minutiae I've gained a somewhat thorough understanding of many physiological mechanisms but I've lost the ability to view things as whole entities. I look at someone now I see probable pathologies and endocrine abnormalities instead of just a person. Surgeons and paramedics always creeped me out because they've spent so much time seeing disassembled humans that they couldn't help but be desensitized. A Ferrari stops being an amazing machine when you see one that's been in an accident.
I've seen the exploded diagrams, now how do I un-see them?