As the newest nong-sense STUPID-19 variant splutters into action, spreading faster in to the hearts and minds of fearful humans (as best it can as an airborn flu), I feel a strong sense of awakening amongst people, as they cotton-on to what's going on in the world around us.
In response to a lot of (partivcularly small) businesses around me adding fuel to the COVID fire by constantly reminding us all about it, consider this quote, then apply it to your own thoughts and attention:
Management & Leadership Principles Expert, Kenneth H. Blanchard
OK, we all get it now. You make us scared of something and we do what we're told and spend all our money (either before or after taxes, depending on how much and over how many transactions), on snake-oil, in the hopes that we won't have to work so hard at looking after ourselves.
But why would I give any more time and attention to this bonkers madness than I need to? I ask them same of business owners everywhere and beg you to de-STUPID-19 as much as you can, NOW.
Work with your staff to eradicate any reference to the word 'COVID-19' or 'COVID'. Even when someone says "due to COVID", why not say "due to the situation" or "in order to better protect everyone"* There's rarely any need to specifically mention one particular virus, disease or scam. Let's focus on the results we want.
* It has to present true and real-world quantifyable protection gains, not just the "believe me, it's for your own protection" madness.
In the process of what I refer to only as 'The Situation', many learned important lessons, such as:
Here are some broader topics that I find help to reduce the spread of STUPID-19:
Notice how many times in a day you are challenged, or asked to provide something (information, proof, etc.) in a given day and start to push back. It might be something as simple as telling the Barrista that your name is 'Tom' instead of 'Paul', or start using a made-up email address and phone nu ber when stores 'insist' that you fill in your personal details forms.
OK, so we know many of the 'anti-social distancing' measures make sense. Humans are just as grubby as all the other organic birds & beasts, with whom we are priviliged to share our home. Let's use the positives and encourage more active attention towards health and cleanliness without being ridiculous.
You are an active participant in so much of the suffering and pain by NOT opting-out. Ask yourself: Why do you CHOOSE to remain on the electorate register? (If you can only think of 'Statist' responses, please click here) Why do you choose to pay taxes? Why do you vote for the people you vote for? Why does your grocery store need your phone numbner and email address?
Now that DARPA's Medusa-like tentacles are no longer spewing into your life, it's time to go outside and connect with those you choose to live near to. What issues are REALLY affecting them? What can be done to make life HERE, better? (NOTE: Be gentle, as they are still plugged in. "Forgive them, for they know not what they do" >> "To err is human. To forgive is divine.")
Last Updated: 2021-12-01
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