Going out on a limb and stating my opinion.
Last time I checked, it was still a free country.
But it doesn’t seem like that anymore.
Specifically, my attitude.
I am in such a bad mood about our world.
If I even hear the word social distancing….
Don’t get me started about wearing a mask.
They are so hot and awful.
Went to Costco today donning my mask.
So weird to walk around and see EVERYONE in a mask.
I’m living on a movie set, but instead it’s real life.
I’d totally be on board with ALL of it, every restriction if I truly thought it would help.
If I thought it was really necessary.
But after reading so much over the past few weeks, it doesn’t add up.
It just doesn’t.
First, projections of death upwards of 240,000 were announced if we didn’t stay home.
We stayed home.
Who wouldn’t with death predicted like that?!
As a result, we “flattened the curve”.
Did it work?
Yes, but now we’re told those original numbers were wrong.
Like way wrong.
No one knows what would have happened if we had ignored those first numbers and only stayed home if we were ill.
Or old or vulnerable.
Instead, we all obeyed and exponentially more lives have been drastically affected through staying home then death.
Our economy is now shot.
Kids are behind in school.
Parents are at their absolute wits end.
Small businesses are literally dying.
Family livelihoods have disappeared.
Mental depression is rising.
So is abuse of children.
Rights of Americans are ignored.
And most of America is still acting like we need to stay home.
If science backed it up,
If common sense was used,
If all leaders would put the people first,
I’d feel better.
That brings me back to my attitude.
I really hate doing things I don’t think necessary.
I don’t do well just going along with the crowd if the crowd is blindly following the world.
I think people mean well.
I always assume so anyway.
I guess my rant is over.
Pray for our leaders.
Pray for those affected physically, mentally, and financially.
And pray for our attitudes. 🙂
I want to go to church.
I want to try on clothing at Target.
I want to return groceries I deem not edible at the store.
I want to teach my students in my own classroom.
And I would like to shop without a mask.
I promise to stay home if I feel sick.
Oh, and my husband really needs a haircut.
Photos by Tai’s Captures, Glen Carrie, BRUNO CERVERA, Matt Seymour, Hello I’m Nik 🎞 , & Tobias Rehbein on Unsplash
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