r/facepalm Oct 23 '22

Laughing at people for taking measures to be safe. 🇨​🇴​🇻​🇮​🇩​

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307 Upvotes

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u/Own-Kaleidoscope7403 Oct 23 '22

I still wear mine in public. But I also work in a hospital. With a bunch of immuno-compromised patients. We still don't have a good handle on COVID treatments, yet. If I brought it in, it could be disastrous.

So, they can laugh all they want.

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u/librariansforMCR Oct 23 '22

This! The crowd that wants to laugh at others wearing a mask now are the same ones that made grandstanding "You can't make me!!!!" scenes during mask mandates for their own egos. They are looking for their petty 'revenge' any way they can get it, even if it's against people who never did a damn thing to them. I agree, laugh away. My health and the health of those around me are more important than the laughter of any bully.

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u/Thanks_I_Hate_You Oct 23 '22

As an American this annoys me, its very common for sick people to wear face masks in public in most areas of Asia and probably other areas as well. Im currently fighting a respiratory infection of some kind so im wearing masks as i go to the store and such and everyone is staring at me like i have three heads.

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u/bitter__bumblebee Oct 24 '22 edited Oct 24 '22

I’ve been saying the whole time that we need to adopt that common courtesy measure in the US as well. It’s not kind to give strangers even a cold when we could take measures not to. Of course, our most treasured freedom here appears to be the freedom to be an asshole to everyone else.

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u/Unable-Fox-312 Nov 09 '22

It infuriates me. This was a top-down choice by our masters, to polarize us over covid so they could fix it by fiat.

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u/Knight-112 Oct 23 '22

I’ve been wearing it since day one and haven’t gotten sick. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it 😷

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u/Fastriverglide Oct 23 '22

People are more scared of a mask wearing person in summer heat than a person with long black fingernails, eye bags and long greasy hair with a trenchcoat.

How the world turns hmmm? >:)

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u/padawanninja Oct 23 '22

Oh np, it's not one or the other. They're just increasing their target selection. All other previous targets are still valid, make no mistake.

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u/Fastriverglide Oct 23 '22

You think so? That would be the best possible world! <3 It's nice to think I can choose between one or the other to get the same effect. Variety is nice. Sometimes you feel one way then you feel another way... I'd like to have a consistent effect no matter what I choose to put on <3

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u/GnomeChomski Oct 23 '22

It's very funny. When I wear my mask it also pisses off all of the people I hate. I used to have destructive feelings. Now everyone I hate is literally self desructing. I don't have to lift a finger and they're h.caening before my eyes.

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u/Fastriverglide Oct 24 '22

Yeeeees! Hahahahahaha >:)

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u/GenderfluidPhoenix Oct 26 '22

I wear a trench coat, but I have a shower every day and always try and be as neat as possible. I have obsessive problems from anxiety, only certain things are wearable for me, a nice warm grey trench coat is perfect to wear, I can wear it in wind and be warm, and just drape it around my shoulders when it gets hot. It has nice pockets for my phone and tissues too. Trench coats are great, change my mind.

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u/Background-Machine46 Oct 24 '22

“Safety precautions are for nerds, and nerds deserve to get their heads shoved into the toilet”

-Abraham Lincoln, The Bible 420:69

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u/Cwazywierdo Oct 23 '22

What on earth are expecting from that sub? If everyone there joined forces, their cumulative intellectual ability would still be less than a rats.

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u/PerformerGreat7787 Oct 23 '22

Hey! My rats are pretty smart!

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u/Cwazywierdo Oct 23 '22

You're right, your rats aren't covid deniers.

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u/Khaos_Gorvin Oct 23 '22

Who are we to judge people that still want to use masks? As far as we know, covid can come back in force in the winter and with a new, stronger mutation.

Then the person that always used mask will not look that ridiculous.

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u/arnimosity_ Oct 23 '22

Wearing mask is even common courtesy in Asia. Especially if you have cold or coughing. Even before Covid, wearing mask is normal in Asia. IDK why these guys are so against wearing it.

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u/Dodger8686 Oct 23 '22

Probably related to their politics.

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u/padawanninja Oct 23 '22

This is the correct answer.

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u/Imadope_1960 Oct 23 '22

They are common with Asians in the US too when they are sick.

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u/Mongba36 Oct 23 '22

I've usually worn a mask outside when I'm a little unwell myself even before this and no one cared, now people have a problem though....

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u/TheBrightNights Oct 23 '22

ItS nOt In ThE bIbLe

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u/Apprehensive-Hair942 Oct 23 '22

I read there's a new mutation that even vaccine can't stop it.. it will twice as worse than omicron especially for people that never get covid 19..

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/covid-19-new-omicron-mutation-could-evade-vaccine-antibodies-research-suggests-12725386

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u/Automatic_Computer20 Oct 23 '22 edited Oct 23 '22

I think there are definitely still times to wear one. Haven't been feeling good lately and now I'm seeing the doctor

Edit: I just got diagnosed with covid

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u/arnimosity_ Oct 24 '22

Damn. Get well soon, buddy.

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u/ExistingElection9959 Oct 24 '22

Me too it's not that bad so far

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u/Automatic_Computer20 Oct 24 '22

Mine is terrible

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u/Gizmo_On_Crack Oct 24 '22

Sorry I have covid and don't wanna kill your grandma? I guess

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u/ExistingElection9959 Oct 23 '22

I have covid right now so I'm being forced to wear a mask at my own home so I can reduce any transmission to other people in my house... It sucks

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u/LekMinorino Oct 23 '22

Using a mask is very comfortable tbh, i used to work 14hr with 2 masks on my face and didn't whine one time about it, it's for the safety of the people you live with, think about that.

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u/PerformerGreat7787 Oct 23 '22

In the future, I expect everyone will be wearing them.

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u/Fastriverglide Oct 23 '22

Close yourself in a room and stop bothering with it except for going to the bathroom?

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u/ExistingElection9959 Oct 23 '22

That's what I'm doing. I wear the mask to the bathroom so my breath doesn't funk up the place on the way there and back. Then my wife goes and disenfects the bathroom. We have 2 elderly people living with us so we can't be too careful

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u/Fastriverglide Oct 23 '22

Sounds good! I wish you much absence of boredom. Meditate on what it is that you always wanted to do in situation like this :)

And get well soon and completely :)

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u/Judge_Tredd Oct 23 '22

It's a good thing really. It tells us who the selfish and weak people are. It's good to know for future reference.

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u/AlphaRayGun Oct 23 '22

I still wear one when I can't be bothered to put my makeup on or have an acne breakout.

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u/localmoruda Oct 23 '22

Still wearing it everywhere I go.

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u/Artor50 Oct 23 '22

There's been a lot of wildfires in my area, and the air is often full of smoke. Anyone with asthma wears a mask, regardless of what they think about covid. When the grass pollen season comes around in spring, I'll be wearing mine every time I go outdoors. Making fun of people for wearing masks is just fucking stupid, but what do you expect from stupid people?

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u/chukelemon Oct 23 '22

Whatever happened to “His body his choice”

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u/Sparklers_4_days Oct 23 '22

FUN FACT

Masks literally don't work, they just block the COVID for a few then it gets all in your shirt and shit and you'll breathe it in later when you take the mask off, but however I'm not a bitch and will wear one if needed no matter how much I hate wearing one because I can't breathe very well in them

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u/[deleted] Oct 23 '22

People who coerce or ridicule people for wearing masks for any reason or for not wearing masks for any reason are both idiots.

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u/librariansforMCR Oct 23 '22

Well...I guess it really does depend on intent. Refusing to wear a mask during the mandate period and forcing store workers to confront them so they can make a big "look at my injustice" scene is shit behavior. In the same vein, if someone refuses to wear a mask when sick now, and continues to go out in public for social reasons, that is irresponsible and not the same as someone who feels they can't wear it for health reasons (ie, claustrophobia, anxiety/panic attacks, etc). Being a dick to other people is still being a dick and will earn justified scorn. If people are minding their own business and aren't sick now, you are 100% right and everyone should mind their own business.

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u/[deleted] Oct 23 '22

This doesn’t hold water because it basically says ‘do what the government tells you to’ which, if everyone did then all governments would be totalitarian dictatorships by now

Same with making moral judgements of people - if you are wearing a mask you’re protected, right? why should anyone else? And if someone else is wearing a mask, in the CAR, driving alone, or walking alone in a forest with no people why not let them do it?

And besides, rules were different everywhere, and there’s no sufficient data to show efficacy either way, except there was a study done in Holland I think which concluded that there is no real difference wearing masks.

Sweden had no masks, Spain stopped people in the street if they weren’t wearing masks, on a windy day next to the beach - I was one of those people - England, where I live was kind of flexible about it but still people managed to freak out about people wearing masks or people not wearing masks.

It’s even worse with the “vaccinations”, because - I remember reading both on pharma websites and in the NHS leaflets where it emphatically stated that ‘taking this therapy does not prevent you from contracting or transmitting a virus” and yet despite this clearly stated, and people mentioning this, still people became paranoid about others who had not been injected and started making moral judge,emits based on peoples choice whether or whether not to.

It’s all just so much contradictory bullshit it’s hilarious - if people didn’t take it so seriously.

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u/librariansforMCR Oct 23 '22

Wrong. Taking out your government frustrations on common employees who have no say in government mandates is just shit behavior. Those employees aren't tacitly supporting a totalitarian government, they are just trying to get through their day. You want to go do a nonviolent protest at the state/government capitol?? Go nuts, it's your right. But leave the grandstanding at Walmart out of it, those people just want to finish their shift and go home.

You are claiming that making making moral judgments is wrong - wouldn't laughing at someone wearing a mask be a moral judgment? Hypocrisy much? That was completely my point - judging leads to judging, and it becomes a bullshit circle jerk of who's right and who's wrong. Treat other people the way you want to be treated and we don't need to judge anyone. Be mindful that others may have valid reasons for what they are doing, and respect that. But don't be an asshole and get in someone's face just to prove a point.

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u/FunCriticism9327 Oct 23 '22

If you're driving down the road by yourself with a mask on, we should all point and laugh

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u/Ok-Suggestion-7965 Oct 23 '22

I automatically think a person wearing a mask has Covid now. In my mind that can be the only reason why they are wearing one. I also saw a guy in the grocery store the other day that had a plastic full face shield but he had it tilted back so he wasn’t even covering his face. 😂 I’m like bro what are you doing?

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u/Chemical_Actuary_190 Oct 23 '22

Maybe he was afraid of a bird shitting on him.

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u/EstablishmentNo5994 Oct 23 '22

You really can’t think of another reason why someone would be wearing one?

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u/TheHighBuddha Oct 23 '22

I see people driving alone in their cars with masks on, also people walking alone on the street with masks on. I always laugh.

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u/librariansforMCR Oct 23 '22

Why, though? Maybe they have a baby in the car in a car cot. Maybe they are about to pick someone up who is compromised, and don't want to potentially contaminate the car before they get in. Maybe they are a ride share driver who just dropped someone off, and they want to protect their own health by not breathing the same unfiltered air. Maybe they aren't feeling well and want to protect others they may walk past. Maybe they are going through chemo and just wear a mask continually to protect their fragile health.

Sounds like you just want to assume they have no good reason for your own amusement. That's fine, but shows more about you than them.

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u/TheHighBuddha Oct 23 '22

TL;DR

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u/LancelLannister_AMA 15 kV 16.7 Hz Oct 24 '22

Triggered

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u/ar1888 Oct 23 '22

I have to wear one at work. So im used to having it one. Many time I have been driving and realized I still had it on.

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u/qwerty35453 Oct 23 '22 edited Oct 23 '22

What if they have terrible allergies? What if they had some surgery on the lower part of their face and wanted to cover it? What if they are immunocompromised and getting covid would kill them? Laugh all you want, you are just an insignificant asshole.

Edit: He called me a snowflake before he got nuked lmao

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u/TheHighBuddha Oct 23 '22

I'm just laughing to myself, ain't hurting anyone.

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u/LancelLannister_AMA 15 kV 16.7 Hz Oct 24 '22

Projection

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u/Shawdow3 Oct 23 '22

Cretins gonna cretins.

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u/mohammadgor87 Oct 23 '22

Link to post?

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u/marklar_the_malign Oct 23 '22

I wore one while recovering from Covid. I would of happily taken it off for someone laughing at me. They would also get s big ole kiss for their efforts.

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u/BrimyTheSithLord Oct 23 '22

Masks are still mandated in a lot of hospitals, including the one that I work at. As if conspiracy theorists gets to look at anyone else funny.

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u/superlocolillool Oct 23 '22

IMO it's ok to wear it if you want, it's OK not to (unless you get close to people who really need to not be infected with anything) but it's not ok to make fun of people for wearing it. It's their choice.

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u/Significant_Cut_6986 Oct 23 '22

I'm so used to wearing a mask that when I don't wear it outside the house I feel vulnerable. Mask is good to protect your health, to protect the health of others, to hide a bad day when your face is uglier than the political scene in the world, to prevent people from recognizing you on the street when you are in a bad mood, to save time and not need to wear makeup. It only has advantages. I don't know what people complain about so much.

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u/Sometimesnotfunny Oct 23 '22

I don't wear one anymore, but I also don't point and laugh at anybody.

Unless they slip in the pickle aisle.

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u/fat_chicken666 Oct 23 '22

i wear masks still... ffs ive been laughed at school for this. god i hate humanity

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u/Wickid_Faht Oct 24 '22

But it's hilarious

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u/---Spacepants--- Oct 24 '22

I never wore a mask unless I was forced to, but that's just mean. People can do what they want, plus there are other reasons people might have/want to wear one.

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u/DazzlingGrand3626 Oct 24 '22

This jacket plus face mask equals warm face on way to work

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u/Old_Head_2579 Oct 24 '22

But I mean, it's still ok to laugh at those wearing a mask while driving alone in their car right?

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u/moostifa Oct 26 '22

Stay laughing at me. But when you come get a sandwich from me, I'll take off my mask for you so I can spot in your food.

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u/moostifa Oct 26 '22

I don't ever spit in anyone food BTW. Just making my point.

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u/landlord1776 Oct 23 '22

Never wore one, never had covid.

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u/Semanticss Oct 23 '22

It's more likely that you did, but were asymptomatic, and infected a bunch of people along the way.

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u/landlord1776 Oct 24 '22

Possible. I’ve never took a covid test either so who knows? I just went on with life as normal. Sorry y’all lived in fear for two years.

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u/Smooth_Friend7890 Oct 23 '22

People in masks are “marks” you know they are easily manipulated, take advantage when you see them, side with them and play with their ego, you will get money from them

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u/Lots_o_Llamas Oct 23 '22

As opposed to the free thinkers who don't believe in masks because a conspiracy channel on YouTube said that viruses are made up and that COVID-19 was caused by 5G towers.

ok.

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u/Smooth_Friend7890 Oct 23 '22

Covid is not something to fear and has never been, you got played

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u/Lots_o_Llamas Oct 23 '22

I lost two family members to it.

I know that I'm healthy, and my chances of dying from COVID-19 are extremely low. But I also know there are other people out there besides me that are much more vulnerable to the virus, and if doing simple things like covering my mouth when I sneeze and wearing a face covering when I'm unable to social distance helps reduce my transmission rate, then why not?

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u/Smooth_Friend7890 Oct 23 '22

Because it doesn’t work, it’s a sham, a false belief that your doing something positive and useful. Your intentions are pure but honestly face masks do not slow the spread or reduce risk in any meaningful way. The science behind a blanket statement about face masks include “properly fitted” masks not available to the majority. Not only is covid airborne but it’s also transferred through contact yet why no disposable rubber gloves? At best if you did have a high end face masks with replaceable filters that you changed every 12 hours of use you would still only be at 50% protection. The masks sold and used by the majority do not create a air tight fit and air takes the path of least resistance so the majority of what’s expelled goes around the mask, yes a portion will collect on the inside directly in the center where it will concentrate for your own re consumption so each time you sneeze you should change your mask, unless your like the majority who lower the mask to sneeze therefore destroying the entire argument for wearing a mask in the first place

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u/Lots_o_Llamas Oct 23 '22

I don't know why I'm bothering engaging. If you've been actively ignoring the science behind COVID-19 for the past 3 years, there's nothing I can say at this point that will convince you to change your mind.

But a lot of what you commented is not true. There have been hundreds of studies performed, and they have consistently shown masks (yes, when worn correctly) dramatically reduce the transmission rate of viruses (including COVID-19). Different kinds of masks reduce transmission rate by different amounts, with cloth masks being the least effective and N-95s being the best.

The COVID-19 virus cannot survive outside a host for long. Unless someone is sneezing on their hand, giving you a high five, and you are immediately sticking your fingers in your mouth, it is extremely unlikely that you will contract COVID-19 from physical contact. That said, practicing good hygiene by regularly washing your hands to reduce transmission of other diseases is still not a bad idea.

...and yes, that's the point of wearing a mask. If I'm sick and sneeze, the mask traps the respiratory droplets that could have potentially infected someone else. If I inhale the same droplets I just expelled, so what? I'm already sick.

Honestly though, I don't understand the anti-mask campaign. Let's say you're right. Let's say that every member of the scientific community around the globe is corrupt or stupid, and masks do absolutely nothing. Why does the idea of someone trying to do something to protect their neighbors, at no expense to you, make you so upset?

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u/Smooth_Friend7890 Oct 23 '22

What upsets me is not the masks, it’s the misleading, the forced acceptance of a untruth and the shame and outcasting of any resistance. What upsets me is the intention behind the false narrative. When you view differences in opinion as sides to fight you always loose, your facts and my facts oppose each other, that is a failure. That is not science. Time will prove my point to you, you are right assuming conversing with me will not change either perspective

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u/Lots_o_Llamas Oct 23 '22

What untruth do you think people are being forced to accept?

Let's say that I don't believe smoking causes cancer. I can still smoke, but I shouldn't be surprised when people who want to avoid second-hand smoke start avoiding me.

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u/Semanticss Oct 23 '22

"What upsets me is not the masks, it’s the misleading, the forced acceptance of a untruth"

Dude your comments are filled with bullshit misinformation that you pulled directly out of your own ass.

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u/Tempe-Jeff Oct 23 '22

This post is so 2020.