April of last year I wrote a post about the numbers of deaths from Covid-19 that we, as a country, would consider acceptable:
I missed my mark a tad bit. I may have upset a few people back then, but I don’t care. They should really be upset now. One in every 500 Americans have now died from this dreadful virus, and we’re still losing 1,000 a day. That’s upsetting.
We, as humans, must learn to think. That’s where the problem lies. We are never taught to think for ourselves. First, our parents tell us what to think, then, school tells us what to think. Then, some person in authority tells us what we should be thinking. Oh, and don’t forget about the people on TV who talk just to hear their lips rattle. Thinking takes work, and people are lazy. Why not let someone else do all of your thinking for you? It’s easier that way.
What I am about to write will cause the reader to think, so you should stop here. Hell, I should probably stop writing, because to write what I am about to write could cause my head to hurt due to being overworked. As I wrote in the opening paragraph to this soapbox approach to thought-provoking, hopefully hell-raising, ideas, thinking takes work. People are lazy. Why think when your thinking can be done for you by others?