When I was young and did something out of peer pressure that turned out to be bad, my mum constantly challenged me by saying "if your friends jumped off a cliff, would you also jump?".Six weeks after getting her booster, my colleague, who laughed at me for not getting vaxxed, had a very strong "migraine" and went on sick leave. I haven't seen her in three months. She keeps postponing her return. I'm sure something went really wrong.
When I was kid, I remember an educator telling another kid: "If Jimmy jumps in the mud, you are going to jump in the mud too???" Somehow, I immediately understood the implications of the warning.
There is no shortage of lessons...
You know, little did I know back then but that was some wisdom.
I think in the main most people have been caught up by 3 things
- Fear of the disease which kind of makes no sense given the stupid jabs don't stop you getting it.
- Peer pressure via appealing to a sense of morality i.e., the it's not about you shtick, do it for others.
- Ignorance - not being aware of the dangers.
My view is that this is only the beginning - there will be other "pandemics" in future plus the whole climate change thing amongst others where we will face the same decisions. What is the scariest thing is to see that really we're helpless if livelihoods are put on the line and indeed, people would pick up a gun and blow their own heads off if it was mandated by their industry. What will save us?