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by kjgco @, Colorado, Saturday, October 10, 2020, 14:57 (9 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Personally, I think that there has been evidence of discourteousness from some on both sides of this ongoing discussion. Accusations of hiding, fear, etc. are just as questionable as is blaming individuals for spreading the virus. NOBODY here is operating with perfect information. People have (hopefully) made informed decisions that they feel that are best for them and their families. Some friends and acquaintances have made a similar decision as us and have put almost all travel plans on hold, while others have weighed the risk and decided that it’s an acceptable one. As long as they follow safety protocols, I have no issue with that at all. Conversely, I expect to receive the same degree of respect for making the choice we made, and for the most part that has been the case.
There’s something about the relative anonymity inherent in Internet message boards, I guess.

The old "very fine people on both sides" argument, eh? :snicker:

My comments about fear were related to mental health. If you don't believe that worry and fear can harm your physical health and even kill you, then I urge you to read up on depression. My comments on the matter are not cavalier or condescending. They were intended to be helpful, but some folks decided I meant something I didn't. That's all I'm going to say for now. I'll repeat a very relevant Mexican saying: Si digo que el burro es pardo es porque tengo los pelos en la mano.

Yes, I believe that both sides, if we're forced to call them that, have valid arguments, and that their positions should be respected. It's worked for us. Imagine that!

I do have some knowledge of the mental health issues you referenced, but won't go into detail. Please note, though, that I wasn't responding to your comments in particular; I did use the word "some" when describing the discussion.

Above all, I think we need to keep in mind that all of us are in the midst of a very difficult situation and are affected in very different ways. I'll leave it there.

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