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Re: The Covid

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:49 pm

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Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have so much respect for you, Chris. I hope you have fun doing whatever you're doing! :hug:

Aw, thanks. I don't think I deserve it after spewing negativity, though. I usually have more self-control. Just too much going on IRL life now that can't even be escaped in a game anymore because it's the same here, too.

But some of you are aces. :drink: :trophy: :star: :heart: :rose:


Naw, I don't think you were being negative. You were being real/truthful and I 100% agree with what you said. I feel the same way. :drink:
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Re: The Covid

Postby Chris (4327680) » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:35 pm

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Chris (4327680) wrote:
Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have so much respect for you, Chris. I hope you have fun doing whatever you're doing! :hug:

Aw, thanks. I don't think I deserve it after spewing negativity, though. I usually have more self-control. Just too much going on IRL life now that can't even be escaped in a game anymore because it's the same here, too.

But some of you are aces. :drink: :trophy: :star: :heart: :rose:


Naw, I don't think you were being negative. You were being real/truthful and I 100% agree with what you said. I feel the same way. :drink:

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Re: The Covid

Postby Rod (126579776) » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:20 pm

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Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have so much respect for you, Chris. I hope you have fun doing whatever you're doing! :hug:

Aw, thanks. I don't think I deserve it after spewing negativity, though. I usually have more self-control. Just too much going on IRL life now that can't even be escaped in a game anymore because it's the same here, too.

But some of you are aces. :drink: :trophy: :star: :heart: :rose:

So many people are hurting and have no clue. They just live for the moment and do what they can to forget the pain, scars, and nightmares they've experienced or created in their lives. It's so much easier to spew on others than it is to look in a mirror and face down their truths. So the world ends up in a cycle of pain, and it affects every interaction people have. Social media is nothing but a giant psyche ward for sharing pain. And I could write a thesis on that.

My dad taught me it's too easy to be cruel and that real men find the good in others by creating it in themselves. It ain't easy. I'm as broken as anyone and it shows up way more than I'd like. But I'll never stop trying. How can I help the world get better for others if I can't handle my own business?

Humanity is easy to dismiss. It's so much less trouble to just write them all off. It feels like the right decision because then they can't hurt us. But the good that happens in life happens when we deliver it to each other. And we can't experience that walled off from each other. It's why people feel hopeless about everyone else. They've stopped engaging to protect themselves. And that only further exacerbates the issue for everyone.

I rarely give advice as I have enough trouble just handling my own business. But living happens when we interact. I will highly recommend trying to find at least one person outside of your normal world to find things to talk about and enjoy. Not your sister, or existing best friend, or your cat. LOL There's so many ways to get this done. You can be a big brother or big sister to child who wants one. You can adopt a senior in a home with no family. You can help at a homeless shelter. There are online forums where people are looking for friends/someone to talk with. You could join Toastmasters and learn to speak publicly. If you have a skill, often there are places where people are trying to learn it. Be a mentor. You can't get anything out of life if you aren't investing into it. Existence is not living.

And I'm sorry for ranting and really sorrry if this came across as judgmental or pushy. I've just seen it work for too many people who have found themselves hating faceless and nameless humanity. That's the media showing us the worst parts of ourselves. It's not the vast majority of good people out there trying to make the world better. And it's certainly not the dog eat dog stuff that goes on in this game or these forums.

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Re: The Covid

Postby Chris (4327680) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:14 am

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Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have so much respect for you, Chris. I hope you have fun doing whatever you're doing! :hug:

Aw, thanks. I don't think I deserve it after spewing negativity, though. I usually have more self-control. Just too much going on IRL life now that can't even be escaped in a game anymore because it's the same here, too.

But some of you are aces. :drink: :trophy: :star: :heart: :rose:

So many people are hurting and have no clue. They just live for the moment and do what they can to forget the pain, scars, and nightmares they've experienced or created in their lives. It's so much easier to spew on others than it is to look in a mirror and face down their truths. So the world ends up in a cycle of pain, and it affects every interaction people have. Social media is nothing but a giant psyche ward for sharing pain. And I could write a thesis on that.

My dad taught me it's too easy to be cruel and that real men find the good in others by creating it in themselves. It ain't easy. I'm as broken as anyone and it shows up way more than I'd like. But I'll never stop trying. How can I help the world get better for others if I can't handle my own business?

Humanity is easy to dismiss. It's so much less trouble to just write them all off. It feels like the right decision because then they can't hurt us. But the good that happens in life happens when we deliver it to each other. And we can't experience that walled off from each other. It's why people feel hopeless about everyone else. They've stopped engaging to protect themselves. And that only further exacerbates the issue for everyone.

I rarely give advice as I have enough trouble just handling my own business. But living happens when we interact. I will highly recommend trying to find at least one person outside of your normal world to find things to talk about and enjoy. Not your sister, or existing best friend, or your cat. LOL There's so many ways to get this done. You can be a big brother or big sister to child who wants one. You can adopt a senior in a home with no family. You can help at a homeless shelter. There are online forums where people are looking for friends/someone to talk with. You could join Toastmasters and learn to speak publicly. If you have a skill, often there are places where people are trying to learn it. Be a mentor. You can't get anything out of life if you aren't investing into it. Existence is not living.

And I'm sorry for ranting and really sorrry if this came across as judgmental or pushy. I've just seen it work for too many people who have found themselves hating faceless and nameless humanity. That's the media showing us the worst parts of ourselves. It's not the vast majority of good people out there trying to make the world better. And it's certainly not the dog eat dog stuff that goes on in this game or these forums.

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Re: The Covid

Postby Rod (126579776) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:57 am

Sounds like a plan. Squeeze all the fun out of life you can! :)
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Re: The Covid

Postby Isla (2518852) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:33 pm

I've seen a former co-worker lose her job and both parents to COVID in the last year or so. I know, without a doubt, this has been horrible for so many people out there and my heart goes out to them. There's a lot of hope at this point that we're nearing something that's a little more normal, but still not exactly the same as it was. I hope for everyone's sake we're nearing closer to it.

It been kind of lonely really I think for everyone, me included. I am grateful though to have found my first home, moved twice, been promoted and even grown in a second "side hustle" for extra funds if you will. To me the most interesting thing to look at is to sit back and see the loss (a grandparent I couldn't really visit much towards the end, social life, and a steady schedule) and the things I haven't been doing lately, but then also reflect on how much growth has occurred in other really unexpected areas simultaneously. For me at least, there has been a very fulfilling balance with the positives and I'm very thankful for it.

I guess that's the biggest thing I can note, is that though some growth has stagnated there were other areas where growth prospered. It's super interesting to me to see things balance out or adapt and how things have changed. In my own life, but also for businesses and others out there.

I hope you're all doing well and finding health and balance through it all. :hug:
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Re: The Covid

Postby Always (112546669) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:42 pm

The last months have been of tremendous adaptation and learning. It's been horrible times too. We have seen and lived things that we never thought we would see, both in our places and worldwide.

Sometimes I feel like I'm in the middle of a very strong earthquake, when you know you have to move quick to do the best to keep your loved ones safe, but also when you stay still, cling to something, close your eyes and just say please please make this stop.

I hope all of you and your families are well. A hugeeee hug :hug:
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Re: The Covid

Postby Rod (126579776) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:56 pm

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Re: The Covid

Postby Rod (126579776) » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:30 pm

Don't let the media ruin your perspective of humanity. Most people get it...... :heart:

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Re: The Covid

Postby LisaTM (10095126) » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:47 am

Always (112546669) wrote:The last months have been of tremendous adaptation and learning. It's been horrible times too. We have seen and lived things that we never thought we would see, both in our places and worldwide.

Sometimes I feel like I'm in the middle of a very strong earthquake, when you know you have to move quick to do the best to keep your loved ones safe, but also when you stay still, cling to something, close your eyes and just say please please make this stop.

I hope all of you and your families are well. A hugeeee hug :hug:


Well said, Always. Perfect description of what it feels like. :sad: Stay strong and hang in there. :heart:
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Re: The Covid

Postby LisaTM (10095126) » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:40 am

Pokey Pie (126579776) wrote:Don't let the media ruin your perspective of humanity. Most people get it...... :heart:

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Those are a few examples of the helpers. I don't think anyone's arguing there are no decent people out there, cops or otherwise. Police and shootings are a huge problem, and you can't justify it with a couple instances of decent police and the "one bad apple" argument. The media isn't what it used to be; only to some degree. The division's gotten worse and some media are more biased than others. But if you look at enough reputable sources, you'll find the same things across most of them, both from reporters and from commenters if you have the fortitude to read the comment sections. Some of them just report the facts and are sh!t on for doing so. It's always blaming and abolishing the media when the media's just the messenger. Journalism is under-appreciated because fascism's on the rise. AGAIN. Look at what's happening in India. Look what happened here. Look at Brazil. Look at . . . I mean, it's been very much WWII stuff since before the pandemic. It's not remotely shocking that this is where we are now.

History keeps repeating itself. As always, there are the responsible, decent ones and the ones who don't give a flying eff about anything or anyone but themselves. I can't assign a ratio and I'm pretty sure that's impossible to measure, so instead of saying people suck, I'll change that to a large enough portion of the human race sucks enough to wipe us all out or make the quality of life miserable enough that we won't recover.
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Re: The Covid

Postby Mizz Libra (136290570) » Sat May 01, 2021 7:24 am

So far about a dozen of my colleagues (which means about 1 out of 10 of us) went through covid. One of them had to be hospitalized and one had zero symptoms and only found out when she had to test for a flight she wanted to take to another country.
Additionally an ex boyfriend of mine caught it and had to spend a week in ICU, and one of my colleagues' landlord just passed away from Covid.
Beind considered an essential employee I've worked through the entire pandemic so far. The policies for us and the entire base have been constantly changing. So it's been a bit of a mess. At first some gates were closed completely or their opening hours were shortned, which resulted in less overtime for us, which is a nice change to constantly having to work overtime due to being chronically shortstaffed.
Then gate opening hours went back to normal, but occasionally when a guard tested positive, and a dozen others who worked with them in the past few days had to be quarantined, it created more overtime for all the others of us again.
Customers of course often have short temper and lose their patience,not understanding the logic of some of the changed protective measures and base policies, and let their anger out on us guards (example: Answering "Shove your Covid sign up your a**" when we follow our orders by asking them if they read the covid questionnaire sign placed at each gate). We don't make the rules and just have to enforce them, often being just as annoyed and frustrated with them as the customers, but we have to stay professional. That can be quite a challenge, especially when all the things we usually enjoy to unwind and de-stress from the long work week, are no more allowed as part of the country's lockdown and restriction policies.
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Re: The Covid

Postby Richford (3429282) » Sun May 02, 2021 7:58 pm

I enjoyed reading everyone's post in this thread! Thanks everyone for the comments.

One thing I've learned is that society isn't ready if something worse were to happen.
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Re: The Covid

Postby Rod (126579776) » Wed May 05, 2021 3:51 pm

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Re: The Covid

Postby TexanSourNSweet (103681266) » Tue May 18, 2021 8:19 pm

The man who saved my life as a child tested positive for Covid and then had a heart attack. Had he not had Covid he'd probably still be alive :wailing: :heartbroken:
I've known a few others who had covid and are fine today.
Other than that Covid is overhyped by the media and has been for the last year.
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Re: The Covid

Postby Chris (4327680) » Wed May 19, 2021 5:49 am

I think authorities, the media, etc., overplay and underplay things to try to make reactions fall where they should. Like, if they suspect people wouldn’t take COVID as seriously if they share just the facts, they’ll hype it, so that when people don’t take it as seriously as the hype, their response aligns with the facts. Am I making any sense? LOL

Same with underplaying. They underplay something and people already think the sky is falling. Can you imagine if they told us how bad/risky some things really were.

It does bug me that so many people won’t listen to experts. How would any of us feel if people who don’t do the same work as us or have any knowledge regarding how to do our actual day to day work, told us constantly that we’re wrong, etc? When something like this happens, though, suddenly everyone’s a medical professional, and knows better than (insert name here) about every aspect of the pandemic.
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Re: The Covid

Postby Rod (126579776) » Wed May 19, 2021 9:25 am

So I met someone this week that has placed their hope in the possibility that covid will eventually disappear. I just don't see this as realistic at all. Viruses are survivors. They mutate and spread and lie dormant. They can even find hosts to co exist with as an active virus without harming the host, using it as a super spreader. But I'm always willing to learn.

Do you guys think covid will ever disappear? :?: :?: :?:
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Re: The Covid

Postby Quarantined Mata (13429328) » Wed May 19, 2021 10:36 am

Meh (126579776) wrote:So I met someone this week that has placed their hope in the possibility that covid will eventually disappear. I just don't see this as realistic at all. Viruses are survivors. They mutate and spread and lie dormant. They can even find hosts to co exist with as an active virus without harming the host, using it as a super spreader. But I'm always willing to learn.

Do you guys think covid will ever disappear? :?: :?: :?:


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Re: The Covid

Postby Chris (4327680) » Wed May 19, 2021 10:55 am

Quarantined Mata (13429328) wrote:
Meh (126579776) wrote:So I met someone this week that has placed their hope in the possibility that covid will eventually disappear. I just don't see this as realistic at all. Viruses are survivors. They mutate and spread and lie dormant. They can even find hosts to co exist with as an active virus without harming the host, using it as a super spreader. But I'm always willing to learn.

Do you guys think covid will ever disappear? :?: :?: :?:


No. We'll just learn to live with it. I know I have.

I think it will eventually be vaccinated into non-existence like polio.
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Re: The Covid

Postby Always (112546669) » Wed May 19, 2021 8:15 pm

Meh (126579776) wrote:So I met someone this week that has placed their hope in the possibility that covid will eventually disappear. I just don't see this as realistic at all. Viruses are survivors. They mutate and spread and lie dormant. They can even find hosts to co exist with as an active virus without harming the host, using it as a super spreader. But I'm always willing to learn.

Do you guys think covid will ever disappear? :?: :?: :?:


I don't think it's going to disappear. It will become endemic and we will have to vaccinate annually, just like the flu vaccine every year. A gold mine for pharmaceutical labs, and a headache for us, we'll have to live with it for long time :sleepy:
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