CN: this is about the virus.
Some people say that humans are all relatively similar on a base level – that we all want the same things. Survival, safety, love, belonging, pleasure, self-esteem. That we can understand each other better if we understand that. Maslow, Grawe, Gagné and so so many more – psychologists have delved into this in detail for ages.
What I’m realizing with great clarity right now is that the definition of the terms seriously matters.
Right now, a lot of people across the world are fighting for survival. Literally millions of people. And right beside them are people trying to help them survive.
And then there are the people who say that wearing a mask, or social distancing, is “living with fear” and so they won’t do it.
Now I get that some people can’t breathe with a mask or have health issues that make this difficult. I’m not talking about those folks. I’m also not talking about the hoaxers. Those poor people are either massively deceived or brainwashed or both*.
I’m talking about folks who believe masks should be optional. That social distancing should be optional. That they should be able to go anywhere they want without a mask and other people can wear masks if they’re so scared, because they’re not going to live in fear.
Now I’m not scared of the world; I’m scared of THEM.
Because honest to every freaking god there is, SHOULDN’T we be AFRAID TO KILL PEOPLE? Even accidentally? Isn’t that what morality is about?
I seriously can’t anymore.
*Cmon I’m giving people the benefit of the doubt here.