“I’ll Hold My Breath ‘Til I Turn BLUE!”

If only self destructive behavior were limited to children.

That is a threat that many a bratty child has made when things aren’t going the way they want. A savvy parent will let them do it. If the child actually has follow-through, at least the moments of unconsciousness will give the parent a bit of peace.

If only this type of self-destructive behavior were limited to children. It’s so incredibly counterproductive that one would think this instinct would be outgrown. But it’s becoming increasingly evident that that is not the case. There are a lot of stupid people in the world.

I am still completely stunned that mask-wearing in the time of a pandemic has become so politicized. There are those who feel that wearing a mask impinges on their freedoms. Which freedoms are those? The freedom to put your loved ones at risk right along with the rest of your community? Personally, that’s the last freedom on earth that I want. But then, I was taught to care about other people.

There are those who believe that COVID-19 is either a hoax or that it’s really not that big of a deal. I’m assuming that’s simply because they have yet to experience the death of someone close to them. But it will happen. It will happen to all of us sooner or later. As of this writing, 620,000 people in the world have died in this pandemic, and 5,000 people a day are afflicted with the virus. That we know of. Sooner or later, it’s going to be impossible to ignore.

It defies logic not to wear a mask. Even if you only think this virus is a remote possibility, don’t you care about others enough to want to protect them from even the most remote of possibilities of death? Don’t you want this pandemic to get under control so that others won’t have to wear a mask, too? How can you be so selfish?

If your behavior only affected you, I’d say, “Yeah, go ahead. Don’t wear a mask. Hold your breath until you turn blue.”

But the problem is that you’re making everyone around you turn blue, too. That’s not only childish, it’s psychopathic. Shame on you.


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Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

10 thoughts on ““I’ll Hold My Breath ‘Til I Turn BLUE!””

  1. I’ve decided that those, who think it’s a hoax and the whole world is in on the conspiracy, are in serious need of a psych eval and are a danger to themselves and others. They need monitoring. I’m exaggerating of course… or am I?

  2. You mean for re-education because it didn’t take the first time? Optimistic of you to think a second go will take. 🙂 Beginning to lose hope for that segment of society. Hard to teach those convinced they already know the facts.
    t_b_7956518#:~:text=Apart%20from%20a%20few%20teachers,courses%20themselves%20be%20critically%20presented. If half of what’s posited in this is true, there’s a whole new generation wandering around as mindless zombie puppets incapable of independent thought. If you read it, don’t forget your critical thinking cap. I began teaching critical thinking to my young children using commercials and cartoons rather than wait for high school. Many bad habits would’ve been formed by then. They’d struggle at times, in the public school system, because teachers often felt challenged by their questions and insights. Some (those not burned out yet) did find them refreshing, though, and we had such stimulating conversations at home.

  3. I treat this disease seriously. My mother’s brother lost his best friend back in April. Within a month after meeting at a birthday party in Atlanta, GA, he was gone. We watched his funeral streamed via Facebook.

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