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We Shall Lead Them

let's take charge
We can do this!

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.


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.

We Shall Lead Them

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2020). We Shall Lead Them. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from


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