In the Spring of 2021 as the mask mandates began to be loosened and lifted here in Texas I breathed a sigh of relief. As the lifting at that time was conditioned on being vaccinated, I got my shots and “reentered” society. And I hoped that life would be returning to “normal.” Sadly, I found that not to be the case.
What I found, to my disappointment, was mask wearing still being practiced with religious ferver by many folks who were fully vaccinated against Covid. And there were institutions still enforcing the wearing of masks – a practice I despise and one in which I refuse to willingly participate.
While the covid pandemic has largely faded and is now no longer an unmanageable problem from a medical standpoint, IMHO, there remains a more serious pandemic of addiction to fear and social control.
In order to avoid the stress of dealing with cognitive dissonance, of needlessly wearing a face mask simply to participate in some activities when I know doing so is wrong, I’ll avoid those situations and activities.
That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!