I didn't have a breaking point but gradually I started becoming angry at how unfair the lockdown is and how my life is being wasted in lockdown.hachibunga wrote: ↑Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:38 am The goalposts have been moved so many times at this point that for most of us here, we're past the point of being surprised anymore. But that doesn't mean we don't have a breaking point ...
What if they keep getting moved in perpetuity? How long will you put up with this until you "snap"? We all have a breaking point. For many it would simply be accepting life as a defeated and deflated human, totally broken, willing to accept any programming handed down from government.
But for some of us, we'd rather die than live a life of submission. Or possibly something else.
What about you - on what date do you snap, and what does that look like?
Here is my story of how I snapped.
I used to be a strong supporter of the first lockdown in March. I was worried about the hospitals being overwhelmed with covid cases and seeing the media images of what happened in Italy I was scared of it will happen here in the UK. The NHS is a fragile institution weakened by poor decisions from politicians over the years. I was just scared .
I believed the UK scientific advisers were trying to protect us and I trusted everything they were saying about the effectiveness of lockdowns.
I was very critical of people breaking the rules and lockdown sceptics. In june people in the UK went to the beach and it was full of people .
When saw it on the TV i was furious. Lol
I actually said " This is so insulting to the people who died have people forgotten we are in a pandemic "
I was very tolerant even agreeing with mask wearing because i believed this for public health protection.
My breaking point started when my family started agreeing with Matt Hancock and older people scapegoating of my age group for high rise in infections.
It made me so angry my age group is getting blamed for the high infection rate or not following the rules.
I had to explain my grandmother that is ageism because they are people much older than myself who were breaking the same rules but young people are being scapegoated.
I was someone who followed the rules but the dailymail and agiest eldery attacks my age group. I did feel betrayed as i took the pandemic seriously.
I even started criticising my step father family members and my other family members who constantly break the rules to explain to my grandmother and mum how there people much older than myself are not following the rules.
My stepfather family members mainly over 40+ have illlegal house parties, throw illegal house parties and just continued to household mix to see friends throughout.
The best line i told my grandmother
" So you are telling all these grannies and grandpas are innocent and following the rules. There is plenty grannies for all we know secretly playing bingo in the black market or meeting up with thier own friends"
My grandmother was laughing but i wasnt finding it funny. I was furious.
I even had to explain to my 13 year old sister that we are living in a Simpsons episode.
I remember telling her this
"Sis ,Remember the Simpsons episode when the children of Springfield were blamed by the adults for the damage down to the town. This led to chief Wiggum imposing a curfew which caused the children of Springfield to lose thier freedom. Today we are the children of Springfield us young people are being blamed by the adults in authority for the high infection rate of covid19."
I never to got explain to my sister that was my favourite episode of Simpsons because the children of Springfield stood up to the adults and won.
I hope we young people can stand up to adults in authority today
The ageism my age group has been subjected too is disgusting .