When given a simple remedy, something so easy and inexpensive why do we hesitate. Can we blame it on human nature. Not really because in the age of higher learning and technology basic strutures of information funnels capably and immediate through every executed venue to billions every day. Why is the request to wear a mask so difficult. Does it mess with your imaginary friend whose fight for survival almost puts its host out of existence because the quite simply its overly antiquated. If people don't get by now that wearing a mask, social distancing and reducing the number of guests at a function saves lives then maybe we should have a video made like when we were back in school for you baby boomers, remember that? The don't drin and drive videos where mangles bloody bodies were filmed as EMT's arrived knowing full well there were no lives to save.
I think about the parents of those accident victims to this day. How traumatic it is to have that image in their heads, having to identify young ones no longer entitled to a life of possibilities. Not being able to pass the baton of life to offspring. What will it take to understand the benefits of a single piece of cloth with strings in making the difference between life or life in the ICU. Where babies suckk in tiny pinches of air because someone decided to attend a large wedding celebration or it didn't matter going to a crowded park unmasked to enjoy "fresh" air. Or the sheer biligerance in deciding it is a right not to wear a mask just because. My hope is that whoever reads this never gets sick. While some states mandate mask wearing most do not. But if this is the difference between life or suffering through an avoidable disease why wouldn't you choose the mask.
Simple. Common. Sense. Unless you are a martyr for sickness and death is appealing. Most of us fight everday in this problematic world because death is not normal and no one really wants to die. We have the right to live. We have the right to want a good life and to perpetuate the means to keep that life going consistently as imperfect as we are life still works. We get up have our coffee turn on the devices of the day and take a breath. Maybe we take it for granted the ability of breathing in and out without assistance. Living in a bubble of me first or its my right has gotten out of hand. It's time folks. It's time to remember when the simple of things like stopping at a red light made sense. When it was common place to obey the law and when asked, to wear a mask. It's not hard but it is logical when you stop being offended about your rights being revoked. It bit much for an anecdote sparing your loved ones and friends from being carried into a truck after the ravages of a virus many could avoid.
Wear a mask.
Follow six feet distancing.
Wash your hands.
What you do in this regard may save your life and the lives of others. Instead of allowing ourselves to be victimized by a virus, falling prey to the guise of rights being violated does not make sense. Do the right thing. You may not get sick today but you might tomorrow. Why take the chance.
It's not about rights. It is about what is right.
Simple. Common. Sense.
Until next time.