From: Altadena, CA
I hear the words Deadly Pandemic thrown out regarding COVID 19 all the time. I have a question that might be sensitive, but I don't know a single person who has died from it. I know Bruce who came close and a girl I collaborate with from another agency who got it and had what amounted to a bad cold from it.
If it's a deadly Pandemic shouldn't I know somebody who died from it? Is there anybody of us who actually knows somebody who died from it. Am I just lucky that nobody I know has died from it?
Better question for you to ask yourself, but also kind of sensitive: "If I'm not a self-absorbed solipsist who thinks things only matter if they directly affect me, would I see the world differently? Would I be able to understand that myriad meaningful, impactful, profound things can happen in the world that have nothing to do with me, and/or do not directly affect me?"
Bohumm nice word solipsist. I never heard it before and won't be looking it up. I asked the question to see if it was affecting anybody else I know like you for example. Asking the question was my way of not being self absorbed. This is being called a Deadly Pandemic. It is pretty much being made to be the equivalent of the Bubonic Plague. I'm just trying to get a better understanding on just how deadly it is in a 2nd hand way, by discussing it with board members. I used the word sensitive, because if you or somebody else does know somebody who has died from it you may not want to share it. However, if people are willing to discuss it then it will help me understand the impact better. A bunch of numbers are far less impactful than actual people I know sharing the impact it has had on their lives.
You seek to understand, but not at the level of effort required to look up a word online. "I want knowledge, but make it easier than highlighting a single word on a computer screen, right-clicking, and moving ALLLLLLLLLLLL the way to another tab or window. I...I....I....I just can't..."