“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” — Albert Einstein.
I know that so many people were stressed at having their entire life twisted around with the coronavirus. I know it’s has not easy. But those who are surviving fairly well, are also those who have adapted and found solutions to the various problems that being in quarantine caused. The others? All they did is complain.
One woman on a group I was in whined about how tired she was of sitting home and just watching TV. When I suggested maybe she do something else, she became unglued.
“I have every right to live my life the way I want and I don’t want to live it sitting around here!”
My response… “We all feel the same way but we stop much earlier point of your sentence: I have every right to live my life…” She didn’t like that.
I commented, “Is that all life is anymore, all about me and only me?” Some people agreed with me, far too many didn’t, screaming that their constitutional rights were more important than my sense of safety. But what about the constitutional rights of others. Why do theirs outweigh everyone else?
On another group, a woman insisted that all of our problems started when we took prayer out of the schools and demanded that it be put back in. Except prayer was never really apart of the school curriculum. I asked, “does this mean that all students will be expected to stop five times a day to kneel facing east to pray and will the schools provide prayer rugs for each student?
Of course, that didn’t go over well, since she meant “Christian” prayer, ignoring that any other religions also prays to their own deity.