arvy wrote:I think, the first thing, that "we" should do. Is to get rid of that "we" word. It is not we, never was. It's only you and your responsobilities towards others. My problems should not affect yours and yours should not affect me. If, for example, you get sick, you should stay home. And, if I'm healthy, I should be able to go and meet people I want (even if those people are sick). Because this is my choice. Your health conditions, should not affect my freedom.
And, btw, only you can decide, that you sick or healthy enough. By keeping that "we" for a better good. You not just sacrifice your freedom, but you also taking it from others.
Except as has already been said, you could feel sick and stay home, but the problem then is that you will have been walking around spreading it for two weeks BEFORE you knew anything was wrong. You will have been putting it down on surfaces that people will touch and bring into the homes of people who are being careful, like the old or the immunocompromised, who can't shrug it off if they get it. Your responsibility starts before you even begin to think you might be sick. People making your exact argument are killing people because they can't make sacrifices.
"My problems should not affect yours and yours should not affect me", is one of the most selfish things I've ever heard. We all have to live alongside each other, it might be a nice philosophical idea at first glance, but we don't get that luxury. We all affect each other, that's life. I don't know how old you are, but accepting that what you do in this world has consequences beyond yourself is one of the things you should learn when you grow up. The environment wouldn't be in the state it is if more people actually got that.
I just don't agree with the urgence to get ahead of things, which are really not here. You can really continue this, to all kind of mater in your life. Let's take for ex.: " you will have been walking around spreading it for two weeks BEFORE you knew anything was wrong." By this argument, you are basically getting there, before the matter is even accure. You are healthy, but you may be sick already. You are happy, but you may be really unhappy. I think this is just simple refusing of the life. Cornering yourself, trying to get away from the problems, if you will. The more your life is becoming safe from the problems, the less life you have.
The todays notion, stay safe, keep safe, is nothing more than, "give up on your life and don't feel bad about it". The funny thing, that when you are trying not to think about bad things, you are already trapped in that vicious cycle of escaping the negative. Which is innevitable, I guess.
And just one quick notice. The most selfish thing, in my opinion, you can do, is to think that you know better, than others. The more "we" venture in to that we teritorry, the futher away you are from your personal responsobility. The easier becomes to replace your personal responsobility with an outside truth. And this is really important, in my opinion. A personal responsibility, freedom of choice.