Has Covid 19 made you contemplate....?

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Has the pandemic made you contemplate your own mortality in a different light?

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  2. No

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  3. No difference

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  1. Lucifer

    Lucifer Well-Known Member

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    ....your own mortality in a more poignant manner?

    I'm talking about YOU personally.

    This is a non-political subject.
     
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    Me, "personally"...? No, COVID-19 has made no difference, honestly.

    I know every morning that each day CAN be my last, and I don't let that realization take over my mind. This virus is different only in that it is a COVERT danger -- hidden, cloaked, obscure, springing on you without sign or warning.

    Additionally, it is my own deep impression that because this is a deliberately engineered, Chinese bio-weapon, we don't really know HOW the hell it is going to do anything, or how it's going to infect people, for how long, in what ways, or, exactly how often, where, and at what time of the year! What we hear over and over from the 'experts' of the medical community is, "We don't know _________" (fill in the blank).... Truth? They change their minds every month about nearly EVERYTHING regarding this virus!

    All you can do is use common sense and avoid making a 'target' out of yourself. So, yeah, wear a tight-fitting mask, avoid crowds of stupid people who take no precautions at all, wear nitrile gloves, and wash your hands.

    As far as all the OTHER crap that is sweeping the country right now goes, I offer my mantra of "Three things to do" --
    1. Lock your doors.
    2. Load your weapons.
    3. Mind your own damned business.

    Do all of these things and my guess is that you'll probably be just fine -- even though, yes, at some point, we're ALL going to die some day.
     
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    Now that’s a deep dark rabbit hole.

    Luckily, at least I haven’t lost my mind.

    Mortality, no. Life, yes. I knew B.S. was part of life but never fathomed it’s extent.

    21 years ago at my father’s funeral the Minister’s oratory wasn’t particularly profound but something I needed to hear.

    My takeaway, “people do the best they can in the environment they’re in.”
    That changed my perspective.

    For the last two decades to the best of my ability I’ve utilized that lens. However, this year I’m really struggling to peer through it as if it’s completely beyond my ability.

    I feel as if there’s no worthy explanation for this level of B.S. and do not like my level of anger.
     
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    I can't really say that it has made any significant difference when it comes to my attitude towards my own mortality. A long time ago I figured that people mattered more then possessions and our nearest and dearest matter the most. I continue to do what I always do to ensure that they are aware that I love them so if I die there can be no regrets in that regard.

    The Pandemic has confirmed my opinion that stupid people outnumber smart people and are a burden on society but there is nothing that can be done about that. We just have to tolerate their stupidity while the smart people come up with a safe vaccine.

    The 1918 Flu Pandemic lasted 2 years and killed anywhere between 20 and 100 million people when the global population was only 1.8 billion. The current population is 4 times larger and without a vaccine we could be in for some staggering numbers in the next 18 months.

    The danger comes when you drop your guard so stay safe.
     
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    Naw, for many years I saw the world, life, as some weird bizarre fiasco.....an experiment run amok...

    I won't miss it (I'll be dead, can't miss anything then) and don't fear death ….
     
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    I like this : ""My takeaway, “people do the best they can in the environment they’re in.”
    That changed my perspective"""

    It's true...
     
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    ~ The only thing the Wuhan virus made me realize is that the dumbing down of American society is alive and well.
     
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    Ya, that and The Bachelorette, sitcoms, ….I better stop, the list is so long...
     
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    Not in the slightest.
     
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    Me thinks FoxHastings opinion below similar to my own...
    Except I don't see it as an experiment...I see it as more like a training ground...
    where you learn what is real and what is make believe. There is Truth...and then there is everything else.
    "The secret is to die before you die...and then realize that there is no death".
     
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    Training for what?...and no one is learning what is real and what is make believe, those two things are meshing more and more, the line between is more and more blurry..
     
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    I can't say that it made me contemplate my own mortality, but as a person in the high risk category, I have certainly been concerned about the mortality of my spouse. And it has certainly made me think about a lot of things. Like the importance of living in close proximity to a GOOD healthcare facility. I also don't take the ability to travel for granted as I used to. And I've thought a lot about living so far away from family.

    All in all - I haven't gone into any kind of panic, but covid forced me to think of things I never would have considered before.
     
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    You've asked the question "Training for what" and then continued with "no one is learning".
    If you've already decided what is true...then why are you asking?

    I understood this to be an opinion poll and gave an opinion..I don't understand how that is offensive to you.
    Can you please explain?
     
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    I wasn't offensive because I asked a question and gave my opinion.

    Can't you just answer the question "training for what? "
     
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    Before this gets too convoluted, perhaps we can review one idea at a time.
    I made the statement below....
    And you answered.....

    Maybe I don't understand your language as well as I supposed...
     
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    Nope. I have enough life insurance I am worth far more dead than alive. All my POD's up to date. I keep things fairly well managed. My cemetery plot and vault already paid for and waiting for an occupant. My will done. I took care of all these things well before COVID. Well technically the graveyard was taken care of for me as we have a family strip of graves already purchased and designated. I can go pee on my own grave if I ever get the drunken urge to do so.
     
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    I'm pushing 66 and twice in my life I've been as dead as a man can get without being embalmed and buried, but I clawed my way back. I'm not worried about this "we all gonna die" virus, and yes I wear a mask and social distance when I'm out. I intend to LIVE my life until the Reaper comes for me, and he damn sure ain't gonna find me cowering under my bed. Wasn't raised that way, ain't gonna live that way, simple as that.
     
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    Nope. My family has had it and its behind us.
     
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    You all should be selling pints of your blood on ebay.
     
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    I long since made peace with the idea that when my time is done, I'll be off to other things and places. If it's not COVID, it will be something else.
     
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    I'd give it away, but I donated double red on the day that my son first tested positive. I'm not eligible to give blood until Thanksgiving.
     
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    Someone at work told me they asked the local blood bank about it and was given a coy "possibly" when asked if they were setting aside the blood from recovered coronavirus patients to use for the antibodies in them.
     
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    I tested negative the day after I donated and then got sick the next day. I doubt I had the anitibodies when I donated, but probably already had been exposed to the disease. I told them and had them dispose of the donation. Two weeks later, after I had recovered, I tested negative again. I also tested negative 2 weeks after that before I was cleared to go back to work. I never tested positive as I didn't need medical care and was quarantining anyway.

    If they want to sell antibody positive blood for treatment or research, I don't have a problem with it.
     
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    Interesting enough, I read after I posted that Uncle Sam is pulling the plug on its emergency approval of plasma therapy for COVID because it doesn't seem to be helping sick patients any.
     
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    I am actually hoping that this statement applies to far more viruses than merely Influenza vs Ebola???


    "The difference between Ebola and influenza is that inflammatory response" (Dr. Joseph Ahrens after the 5:50 mark in this video:







    MSM is low cost, natural and has significant anti-inflammatory properties. I've taken it since 1999 and I am really glad that Stanley Jacobs M. D. wrote a book about it.



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    I believe that I will survive COVID 19 if I do eventually run into it.
     
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