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originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: Sookiechacha
Los Al is my hometown. My high school had a surfing PE class that met at Seal Beach every weekday morning at 6 am. One time while waiting for my turn at the top on a boogie board (I was a slow learner) an eight foot shark brushed up against my leg and stayed there for a full ten seconds or so. I think I literally pissed myself. In fact I'm sure I did.
It didn't even make the papers because this was almost 40 years ago and the few media outlets that did exist at the time had better things to report on than a shark sighting where no one was hurt.
The response these days to a mere sighting is theater.
originally posted by: network dude
I am reminded of a story I heard from a cop down at the beach. A woman was on the pier, and noticed a shark swimming close to the beach where vacationers were enjoying the surf. She called the cops to tell them that there were sharks in the ocean. The cop laughed and said, yes, ma'm, that's where they live, and it was followed by silence then a click.
So we know sharks live in the ocean. Hell, that's also where they eat. So how could we be so careless and reckless to venture into their home, taking our lives into our hands and risking certain death? Perhaps it has to do with Odds. What are the odds of being bitten by a shark? I think there is a better chance of winning the powerball. Knowing that, we still swim in the ocean, and somehow, still buy those damn lottery tickets.
Put all that in perspective with the current virus and it's closures. What are the odds we will get sick and die? Well, they differ depending on lots of factors. Much like you have a better chance of getting ate by a shark if you go into the ocean at night with a steak in your swim trunks. Don't be that guy. So we put all that in perspective and realize that maybe opening up the economy, starting to try like hell to get back to some sort of normal might be a much smarter idea than staying inside hiding from sharks.
As with the swimming at night thing, there are some who might be better off limiting their exposure to others. (idiots and old people, though idiots are only on that list due to them being idiots, no other reason) It's looking like we might have some kind of antidote sooner rather than later, but we can't hide out until we get one, just in case it doesn't work. We need to get back out in the world, and remember those amazing lessons we learned here. Wash your hands, and don't go in the ocean at night.
have a nice day.
originally posted by: SoulSurfer
a reply to: network dude
Notice how Fear tends to become an illogical emotion? Sure it has it's uses for survival purposes, but too much fear can kill the soul.
An Analogy of the Blue Pill People
Sometimes you gotta be like the repoman. Face your fears head on.
Speaking of sharks...