Latest fashion, things that are trending, the it phone, the perfect Instagram photo. All these things and more make people feel cool and hip.
Now in 2021 there is something REALLY important to do in order to be thought of as a cool and hip person. Can you guess? No need to guess – I will tell you – it is getting FULLY Covid Vaccinated.
Yes indeed being Vaccinated helps demonstrates that a person is aware of what is happening and is smart enough to do the best thing for themselves and other people.
So it is if anyone wants the bragging rights, the accolades and the wow factor being a part of who they are and a part of how other people judge them, then getting FULLY Covid Vaccinated is the ONLY Option!
Leap tall buildings, fight off the space aliens, walk through walls to save trapped people, swim through shark infested waters — okay sure but there is a much easier way in 2021 to be a REALLY REAL SUPERHERO.
Can you guess what I am about to tell you, how each and every person can be an instant, without question REALLY REAL life SUPERHERO?
Getting FULLY Covid Vaccinated and wearing Masks and helping other people do the same is the REALLY REAL path to SUPERHERO status in 2021.
So it is, so it will be written that in 2021 the world was populated with the most wonderful and important REALLY REAL SUPERHEROES – each and every one of these people said yes to getting Covid Vaccinated, helped other people do the same and wore what SUPERHEROES wear, Masks – Masks that are a symbol of caring about other people!
Yes indeed, ONLY Option as it is now well documented is for EVERYONE to be FULLY Covid Vaccinated, anything less will cause more people to become ill and die!
Until EVERYONE of ALL Ages are FULLY Covid Vaccinated the deadly pathogen, Coronavirus will to continue to mutate into a stronger and more easily spread contagion!
ONLY by having EVERYONE FULLY Covid Vaccinated is there any hope to end this current Pandemic!
Yes, Yes, Yes science and REALLY REAL documented facts are the ONLY Option for us ALL to move forward in life, to be healthy and to survive!
I know, the words in this essay I am writing are too often used as a sort of cliché – a Hallmark type card message.
Truth is these words matter – they always have, possibly now more than ever before because too many people are not doing these things and those people, for various reasons care not at all who they hurt, who they cause to struggle.
No matter for in each of us is the strength to push back against those not supportive, not kind, not willing to help elevate other people. We can do it in many ways, some demand actions based on what can be described as “technical” efforts or efforts demanding the assistance of those skill in protecting those people being targeted.
There is another way to push back. It is by being more of yourself, being your bold, brave and best self and being to others kind, supportive and always being willing to elevate other people!
Helpless means there are no options, it means we can not do anything about our circumstances and it also means no one else can or will help us.
Well folks no one is helpless concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic. Not now. Yes at one time when governments, including the Trump administration were hiding the information and presenting a false narrative, we were being rendered helpless but to no fault of own as individuals.
We fixed that, voters fixed it by voting en masse to remove from office the people harming us, harming the world with lies and deliberate lessening of resources to fight the pandemic. In the United States the entire world saw how determined people can be when their very existence is being threatened.
Scientists, Researchers, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Emergency Health Care Workers, ALL Hospital Staff became brave soldiers in the war against Covid. They were attacked by the hateful and dangerous deniers but they stayed the course.
Each of us, every person who gets fully Covid Vaccinated, persuades, helps in anyway other people to get Covid Vaccinated is demonstrating that we human beings are NOT helpless!
You gotta be bold and brave in order to be beautiful in the most important ways. I believe this has always been true and that now more than ever these three B words seem to matter. Indulge me while as I attempt to explain why and how:
Boldness does not require meanness nor does it demand you to be determined to defeat everyone who causes you a moment or two of angst. In fact quite the opposite, smart people are bold in ways not easily noticed at every turn. We must remember to use out energy wisely and to use our power to create for ourselves and other people the most productive path forward, the desired outcome.
Brave is both an intrinsic and extrinsic quality – we often have no choice but to be brave, no other option exist in many life situations. When we find ourselves unable to be brave, it is then we must say to other people can you be that for me this day and when the time comes, as surely it will, I will be brave for you too.
Beautiful is what we become when boldness and bravery combine, when the beauty of our perseverance and our caring about other’s lives as we do for our own life is evident. To me the definition of a person who is seen as beautiful can be summarized as being am admirable individual who while not perfect, seeks to be better and more worthy of praise each and every day – one might call it being a beautiful work in progress!
Why mention hyperbole you might be thinking — it is a becoming a very important word because it is too much a part of the current public dialogue.
Hyperbole is what those seeking fame, those only posting, Tweeting or participating for that which will heighten their self esteem or possibly gain them the recognition they otherwise are not able to obtain are involved with – which they are involved with no matter the cost to other people, to the world.
On the surface this is of no consequence to other people, it is not anything to be thought about for more than a moment that might evoke a chuckle or eye rolling response. However these times are allowing the self aggrandizing, fame seekers to wrongly influence the most vulnerable and uninformed —even more important is these people are taking up the space in public dialogue needed for efforts to improve the many situations now confronting us all.
Now don’t get me wrong – becoming famous or being recognized for reasons best described as worthy of praise and respect — including talents in every aspect of life, including overcoming challenges, including writing or speaking about issues and topics that bring something of real value to the public arena – all these should bring recognition and yes even personal benefits. There is a very real difference between the throw anyone and everyone “under the bus”, willing to do anything to be accepted and famous and a person who because of real effort and real work and real life awareness are championed.
We all need to think not once, not twice but three times why we say, write or share ideas, opinions or concerns!
What exactly does more we, less me mean some might be asking — it does not mean losing oneself, neglecting oneself nor losing oneself — what it does mean is setting aside the only me is important attitude far too many have, far too many are consumed by no matter their suggestion of caring about other people.
There is a growing syndrome of self aggrandizement, fame seeking as the only goal in people’s life — never doing anything concrete, never helping other people in any tangible way but instead claiming concern for this or that issue in order to be accepted and praised.
These individuals could be defined as narcissistic, many are emotionally damaged and many claim harmed by others when in fact this never happened. Why is that important? It is important because these people take too much time away from those really in need of consideration and support. Not surprising is that these people actually express resentment for the those experiencing racism, homophobia, and other prejudices unless it is directed toward their identity.
It is easy to understand this truth through conversations with these people, reading their messages or social media posts. Truth is at no time did these “me” people help another person, care about any group in our society who are struggling with prejudices and worse … And when their own demographic is targeted they use the news of these incidents to gain empathy not warranted.
Ask them – did you march for justice, physically join in protest, donate or participate in helping those struggling to have food – no need to ask them, the answer is no because they never care about the WE but only their own ME.
Good news is these ME people never having staying power – eventually those connected to them grow tired of their selfishness.
How does this help other people? It does because it awakens many to the understanding that to be lacking in concern for the WE is to fail on every level!