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Old 04-04-2020, 08:02 PM   #921
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Something tells me I need to watch out for adding harmful doomsday thinking to a situation that's difficult enough. So I'm trying to keep track of my thoughts & make sure they are helpful to me.
That a great idea.
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When more and more become well again after being affected with the virus, the virus will find less and less "good soil" to grow in. The chances to get it will not be so high as now. Some of us (the risk group) will not be 100 % safe until we can be vaccinated in one to one and a half year from now


It is also important to understand that not everybody in the risk group will die of it. (I don't want to take the chance). It's OK that we from time to time lose hope ... So it is to be human!


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I feel sad and dispirited because of the views of my union rep on the topic of addicts and addiction. His views are very cruel; I don't really want to go into greater detail except to say I see his posts on Facebook openly deriding people with addictions in our community. As I have had problems with addiction I can't help but feel as though he lacks empathy for his own brothers. I feel like he is unknowingly putting me down. There are others as well in our union who have addiction problems. He is putting them down as well.
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Wanted to study today and just feel like sleeping.
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Dear @3rd rock, I think your union rep is addicted to criticizing others, maybe because of someone in their own life (parent, sibling, self, etc.). And they feel the need to fight this demon in their own life by becoming a self-appointed policeman. I could be way off. Just something to consider. And maybe this person is to be pittied for being trapped in such a cruel & negative viewpoint, which we are free from, thank goodness.
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I feel sad and dispirited because of the views of my union rep on the topic of addicts and addiction. His views are very cruel; I don't really want to go into greater detail except to say I see his posts on Facebook openly deriding people with addictions in our community. As I have had problems with addiction I can't help but feel as though he lacks empathy for his own brothers. I feel like he is unknowingly putting me down. There are others as well in our union who have addiction problems. He is putting them down as well.
That's a pretty disappointing attitude for soneone who has assumed the position of being an advocate. (I am assuming that being a union rep is a role of advocating on behalf of his union co-workers.) He probably shouldn't be in that position. This is the unfortunate side of facebook, where people use it to engage in this kind of antagonistic posturing.

I understand the hurt. I am facebook friends with a few people (family connections) who post memes that aggressively disparage those who differ from them politically, which includes me. These are persons who would be very gracious toward me, when we are together in social situations. Yet they think it's just fine to spew out this ugliness - and it does get ugly - on social media. I almost want to call them on how disrespectful they are being, but instead I just refuse to even engage in this stuff. Some people aren't really capable of being educated. They take stances that are simplistic and based on being unwilling to think and understand the complexities of the human condition. It's a kind of mental laziness.
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