The postcard shown above I took off a ledge in a bookstore.
It’s a reminder to me and a warning to challenge the status quo.
Living through the pandemic [the outbreak hasn’t gone away] I find myself pulled away from conforming.
I resist conforming to societal rules and norms.
In my Republican neighborhood most of the people walking down the street have open faces. They don’t cover their face with a mask or bandanna.
Seeing this brazen contempt for respecting the health of others got me thinking: Who should I want to or try to impress at this point in my life?
I go outside wearing a red or black bandanna like a gunslinger in the Old Wild West. I walk in the middle of the street to avoid the people who haven’t covered their faces.
Seeing open-faced yahoos put people’s health at risk–as if the COVID-19 outbreak is no real threat–was the catalyst for my resistance to accepting the status quo in society.
Over 100,000 people have died from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Wearing a mask is a sign of respect.
It eludes me what part of “I respect you and you respect me” the bare-faced folk don’t get.
I will end here by telling readers:
Resist living for self-interest and personal gain at the expense of others.
Resist following the trend of “everyone out for themselves.”
Dare to have compassion.
Having compassion might not be in fashion.
Yet I submit the alternative is no option.