My heart is so heavy right now. I want to cry for our world. So broken, so divided. Can’t you all see we are on the same team. We are all fighting for the same rights. We are all fighting the same enemy. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Fear is the most contagious thing right now.
Just because one side thinks we should shut down every store and stay in our homes until thing is over, doesn’t mean they have a hidden agenda for mass vaccination and one world order. It doesn’t mean they don’t miss the outdoors and wish this was over too. They are scared.
Just because the other side is saying they would rather be exposed to the virus than allow their rights to be taken away, doesn’t mean they don’t care about those dying and those fighting in the hospital. They are scared.
Everyone is reacting out of fear. Misinformation on both sides is fueling the fire. It’s creating panic on one side, confused on who they can trust for honest information that will prevent them from getting sick. People are sharing educated guesses as fact. The stats and numbers change every day. They don’t know what to do, or who to believe, and they are scared.
On the other side they see literal bars around them, a government agent taking their child. They broke a “rule” that wasn’t even a rule yesterday. They are worried about their freedom and their small business. They’ve calculated down to the min of how long they can stay afloat. They know that if they can’t open their doors on a specific date they will never be able to open again. They will have nothing. They don’t know what to do, and they are scared.
Both sides are just guessing. Both sides are secretly hoping for the very best. At this point we don’t know. Numbers in New York are trending down. This means we are successfully flattening the curve. Is it because of the shelter in place, or because the virus has been here since November and we are all immune. We don’t have proof for either yet. If you can, help your neighbor, reach out to a local business and buy a gift card for the future, grocery shop for the elderly. Don’t call the cops on families in the park. Continues in comments...