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"You kids and your 'social distancing'

2020-03-14 00:45:08.375477+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

"You kids and your 'social distancing'. Back when I was young we only had a life expectancy of fifty three years." Trying to explain why only the younger generations seem to be taking the pandemic seriously...

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#Comment Re: "You kids and your 'social distancing' made: 2020-03-14 05:08:01.831528+00 by: brennen

I had a pretty intense exchange with my dad (early 60s) about this earlier today when I called to encourage my parents to stay home as best they can manage. His understanding of the thing is that the young (evidently including 39-year-old me) are panicking en masse about a strain of the flu because they have never experienced real hardship.

I love and respect my dad, and I can't even remember the last time we were genuinely angry at one another, but there are times that 30 years of ambient Rush Limbaugh and 20 years of Fox News and the general atmosphere of total bullshit that envelops Trump country put a real strain on our ability to communicate.

#Comment Re: "You kids and your 'social distancing' made: 2020-03-15 15:48:38.250243+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah. As we talk about canceling square dancing, it's the people my age and younger who are like "oh hell yes we need to take a hiatus and be careful", and the 75+ folks who are all "let's keep dancing!"

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