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12 Jan, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Ok here's my covid hot take.
So obviously, people dying is bad. Obviously, taking a bunch of precautions to save lives is very good. Obviously, being as cautious as possible is super important.
But maybe...
My mom's philosophy (for once) is yolo. She's like, if I get it, whatever. The risk of hospitalization/death isn't high enough to justify me living my life in fear. And she did get covid, and now she's better, and she continues on not wearing a mask or isolating.
Obviously this is bad. Obviously she put herself and other people's lives at risk. Obviously she should have been isolating, not hosting bible studies.
But maybeee she's kinda right. I sort of respect her, despite the fact I've been huddled in my house for nearly a year.
She just was like "fuck this illness, my life goes on." And a part of me wonders, is this what all of us should be doing? Bite the bullet, face a wave of deaths, suffer, grieve, and move on?
Idk. I'm not doing that but I think if my peer group were more like her, I would be.

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