If there is one thing Ive learned in my lifetime its that I am not for everyone and everyone is not for me. Which is ok. Completely ok because we are all different, thankfully too right because if we were all the same, how boring would that be!? I guess maybe it would perhaps provide some peace and ease, but why can’t that happen even with differing opinions!?
As an introvert, the current situation of the world, actually I need to back that off because its not so much the world anymore, but it certainly is here in Canada. The fear being spread is perhaps even worse psychologically than the virus may be.
There are some VERY strong opinions out there. Very. I hold my own. As a friend mentioned this weekend when we were talking (yup IN person even…) everyone’s opinions are correct, because its THEIR OPINION. Which is true.
I read in our local paper last night some letters to the editor, I will be honest, many times I do not read the paper. I know saying “fake news” will trigger a lot of people, but what I have found (and I wont speak for my husband however we have stopped watching the news long before co)id was even mentioned) is the news spreads negativity fast!
Businesses, in the city in Ontario, are shut down again. The fear continues to be spread. Children are missing school because of COLDS. Colds that the government officials are deeming “co)id symptoms” so a child must miss 14 days of school or be tested. I overheard one child speaking about being tested and how horrible it was… the same child whose results came back negative, but was not allowed at school until the results came back, but it was ok for their sibling to go. Or now how I have to ask all my employees to sign in, every single morning to state and sign off that they do not have symptoms. What happened to common sense and being an adult!? What happened to the “common cold” where it was ok to sneeze and blow your nose because the weather was changing and suddenly its cold, then warm, then hot… all within 24 hours some days. Welcome to Ontario.
I get it my opinion, is mine. Just like yours is yours.
The government care’s about us… I call bullshit – straight up!
Its funny though when I make my point of WHY I feel the government is lying when they say they care…
If the government cared about our health, MANY ingredients that are in our food, drink, beauty, cleaning products would be BANNED!
If the government cared about our health, natural health products would not be scrutinized as they are and have to go through what seems like an even lengthier approval process than hmmm for example the mass amounts of hand sanitizer that was being sold IN Canada and then was recalled because it wasn’t approved… yet they were sold!?
If the government cared about our health, they would be encouraging people to BE with their close friends and family – not spreading fear that we cannot be around our loved ones. But its ok to go into massive big stores, bars, restaurants etc.
If the government cared about our health, they would be encouraging us to take steps to improve our mental and physical health, boost up our immunity. However all I have heard the government and public health putting out is fear, stay away from people, do not get together with family at Thanksgiving, wear a mask, sanitize.
Really, the Government cares about us, the little people who pay for all of them!?
Then there is the social media outlets that are almost getting as bad as the news, well at times they are. These platforms which are supposed to be free speech, obviously as long as respectful, however everyone is entitled to their opinion. Unless you use one of these platforms like FB, Insta, Twitter perhaps the others which I am not a user of… Ive pulled myself WAAAAY back. Especially after seeing some very harsh opinionated words in response to someone elses opinion or lately a friend sent me a new video ad from Kraft. Its safe to say I will be investing in the organic boxed pasta if my kids have the craving. I simply cannot support a company who markets to “send noods” when the majority of their commercials are directed at children. Whats worse… a friend sent this video to me over the weekend, which she reported on Insta, I saw it and reported it as well. I got a response back from Insta that it “didn’t go against their community guidelines” yet mothers were litterally ripping the company apart in the comments. A social platform will allow this yet anything deemed “conspiracy” which most times is someone’s opinion, is removed.
What kind of world are we living in? What is happening to our current world…
I know I am not the only one who finds it very unnerving about how the government is literally beginning to control our lives, yet phrasing it as doing it for “our protection”.
I understand people are getting sick, people get sick every single day. People were getting sick from many other diseases before this one arrived.
I am someone who used to be sick all.the.time. My health was crap. Legit. If I listened to what the medical system said I needed to do for my health (take pills) I would NOT be where I am today. I know that 100%!
And in having my strong opinions, Ive always been conscious about my health. Ask anyone who has handled chicken in my home. I am literally cleaning around them. Guess what I clean with and have been for over 5 years… NATURAL CLEANERS with NO toxic chemicals etc! I am the person who has hand sanitizer in her purse and car (um hello mom life), but the “healthy kind” the kind that doesn’t strip everything from your hands. Learning this natural holistic life has taught me a lot and honestly my opinions have become even stronger because of HOW I feel and the changes Ive made.
A local little restaurant posted on social and my husband shared the post with me. Where the frustrated owner speaks her truth about how the virus only attacks when you walk in or get up to use the washroom, otherwise you are “safe” in your bubble at the table where the government allows you to take your mask off… (if you could see my eye roll). At the height of this pandemic, we didn’t have to wear masks (which I fully agree with), yet now people are shamed if they choose not to. Yet its ok to drink and eat things that literally, literally weaken our health and make us sick! Literally.
Sadly the world is in need of a massive re-configuration, removal of judgement and bring about a balance of physical and mental health where all could love, be truly empowered and free!