Our Individualist and Entitled Attitudes in America Will Result in More Unnecessary Sickness and Death.

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No other country in the world has reacted the way Americans have to the call for social distancing. (Meaning: with mass protests, loads of people getting angry and violent, even storming into state buildings and aggressively confronting law officials, and a widespread refusal to wear masks).

The people who are seriously angry that they cannot go to restaurants like they used to, that they cannot pull together large gatherings of their friends in the park at the moment, and that they need to wear masks in enclosed spaces in order to not potentially spread the disease to others, these are people who are most concerned with themselves and not much with the welfare and wellbeing of others humans. They embody America’s steep sense of individualism and self-focus to the max.

In America, personal freedom now means the right to inflict serious and injurious harm to both individuals and a whole society.

It means “what I want” at the cost of other’s wellbeing. The “individual” reigns supreme, at the cost of others surrounding.

America is fracturing and splitting apart amidst all this selfish pushing and pulling over “me” and what I want.

Wake up, America.

Or else you too will die, wiped out along with the destruction caused to most of our country by COVID-19.

Fervent writer. Ravenous reader. Impassioned with words. Relationship researcher. Social Scientist. Social Justice Advocate. Author. www.brookeenglish.com

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