So Much To Squawk About So Little Time
So, it looks like we have the start to a pandemic. Yay! Sigh. Everyone grab your head and run around screaming. Feel better? Now that you have that out of your system, let's try to take a deep breath and take a time out. Given the tensions and insanity in the world these days, it's so easy to get swept up in the next hysteria. I'm not trying to downplay this latest virus. Far from it. I am well aware (thank you writer's brain for spinning out so very many worst case scenarios) that this thing could mutate and become the next Spanish Flu. (That would be bad. Very, very bad.) But we're not there yet. And hopefully we won't be. I don't know about you all, but I'm tired. I am tired of being manipulated into a never-ending panic state. I'm tired of how everything-including the folks who should be giving us facts--have turned reporting into a clickbait sport. I am tired of actual scientists and medical professionals not being allowed to take the lead on these types of things. (You know, the folks who actually know what they're doing.) I'm tired of people being divided and fighting over imaginary differences.
I'm just tired.
Because of that exhaustion, I am refusing to panic. I've drawn a line in the sand and said ENOUGH. Sure, I'll keep a few extra days worth of supplies in case we have to quarantine ourselves for a couple of weeks, but other than that, I'm living life as usual. That means going to the store, going to the concerts I have booked, getting ready for an upcoming trip overseas, etc. I'm going to adopt the British adage to 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. I think it's time we all do.