You know what? I think it may be time.
I think it’s time that we stepped up and did the right thing.
I think it’s time that we took over the world.
Why? Because we’re used to being looked at strangely and regarded as odd.
Look, we’re supposed to all be distancing ourselves from others. COVID-19 is real, and it’s here.
And although the things we’re supposed to do to battle it are really a collection of strange and odd behavior, we’ve always behaved somewhat oddly. And we’re used to people judging us for it.
But here’s the thing, we need to do it and own it and ignore the judgement of others.
We need ADDITUDE!
No, not the magazine/website, though it’s a great magazine/website, we need attitude and we need to source it from our own uniqueness. In other words, we need attitude that comes from our ADD, so, additude … damn, those guys really did get a great name, didn’t they?
But forget that for now. Right now we need to start becoming experts of social distancing, we need to set an example for others, and then we need to ignore the judgemental types that might try to shame or ridicule us for our new behaviors.
And we can do that?
Yes, we can! Let’s face it, we’ve been waiting for an excuse to just stop taking the crap and stand up and ignore those who think we’re not good enough to win their approval.
We don’t need no stinking approval. We’ve never had it before, why should we keep trying for it now in the face of a pandemic?
So, here’s my advice to you, grab a new mind set, a new attitude, a new way of thinking of yourself.
Let’s do this!
Learn all you can about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and then follow those criteria. When someone asks what you’re doing, tell them calmly and clearly that you’re saving their sorry life by setting an example for them.
When someone laughs at you for washing your hands or keeping a distance from others, do not engage. don’t laugh with them, don’t snap back at them, ignore them as if they were standing in front of a speeding bus and holding a gun pointed at you. Act as if you’re happy to let them get run over, but that you’re equally happy to let them follow your lead.
Most of all though …
Do these things to protect yourself.
Practice safe socializing.
Meet up on skype or zoom or messenger. Email each other.
A friend of mine told me the other day that people have suddenly started calling her now that she is in isolation and she didn’t really remember when we all stopped talking on the phone but it was nice to be talking on the phone again.
And be safe. I want you here, reading my blog posts or not, in a week from now. In two weeks from now. Next month, and next year I want you to still be around. And maybe it will be the new world order with us leading and in charge.
Well, okay, maybe you’ll be in charge, I’ll be browsing cat memes on Facebook still.