🚨 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒!!! 🚨
Have you ever seen those headlines in the news that say “Developing Story” or “Breaking News”? 🚨
𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐞𝐭.
Say for example there’s an ongoing hostage situation or a reported shooting at a nearby mall. 😨
In the case of a Developing Story, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐭. 👍
🌟 Therefore, as an audience member, we cannot assume everything the news is sharing will be entirely accurate. 🌟
Because it’s a Developing Story, some of what they report may just be pure speculation or interviews from witnesses that may not be very reliable. 🗣️
It’s only when the situation has finally settled that the news can finish gathering all the details to compile the most accurate picture of what actually happened…👍
🚨 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗, 𝐰𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲! 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭! 🚨
The problem is some of us are treating this situation as if it’s already settled. 🤷♂️
We’re using the limited pieces of information we’ve been given and using it to make huge assumptions with absolute certainty about what’s happening right now and what will be happening in the future. 🇺🇲
𝐖𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐰! 😱
🌟 Just like a Developing Story, things initially reported may need to be corrected, adjusted, or even retracted for greater accuracy. 🌟
The problem is some of us are arguing like we’re witnesses over what we saw in the sky: “A bird!” “A plane!” “No, it was Superman!”
We may have little evidence to say it was Superman, yet some of us are absolutely insisting it was. 😅
But I get it! 🙌
There’s a ton of Uncertainty right now, and for those of us that are extremely uncomfortable with all this Uncertainty a part of us is clawing to get back to Certainty again, back to a place where things make more sense, and it will do so whether that means embracing the next conspiracy theory or the next Opinion article it reads online (“𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐃𝐮𝐦𝐛! 𝐎𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧!”). 📰
As we did the past year and a half, we’re going to get EVEN MORE information on COVID-19 in the near future. In turn, we’re going to get into EVEN MORE arguments with people online about this newly discovered information. 🤷♂️
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲!
It’s almost seems like the fanboy mentality every time a new Star Wars story comes out: there’s an aggressive debate among hardcore fans on whether the story is canon or not, whether the writer or director did the work justice, etc.
It’s less about finding the truth and more about endless self-righteous arguing that doesn’t really go anywhere! 😅
🤬 “DONALD, DON’T BE NAIVE! COVID NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED! THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US!” 🤬
It definitely does! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we can’t have civil discussions about it or be up-to-date on the latest information. 👍
🌟 𝐌𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲. 🌟
🤔 Why should we spend so much of our time and energy fighting over information which may not even be accurate a week from now?
🤔 Why should we spend so much of our time and energy thinking about the best decision the government should make when ultimately this decision is outside of our control?
If a group of children decided to debate the ethics on whether a parent should give them cookies despite not eating their vegetables you’d think that’s silly, right? 😂
It’s not just because most children don’t study Ethics, but because regardless of their debate it doesn’t change the fact the parents are the authority figures who will ultimately be making the final decision! 😅
In other words, 𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠.
I’m not an infectious disease expert. I’m not an epidemiologist. I’m not an economist. I may even be reading some of the studies and data I see incorrectly. I may even need to educate myself on how to properly read them! 🙋♂️
The point is I’m not an expert, and I won’t claim to be. Quite frankly, I’m an idiot a lot of the time and just do my best not to be seen as one on social media! 😄
𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟. 💯
Because at the end of the day, it’s okay for us to say: “I don’t know”. 😊
It’s okay for us to defer the complex understanding of infectious diseases to experts like Dr. Fauci who has studied them for 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬. I have not, and to pretend like I have would be to be willfully ignorant of what I don’t know! 👍
Again, I’m an idiot too! 😊
It’s okay for us to embrace the Uncertainty of Life! 😄
If you won’t give yourself permission, consider this post my permission for you! ❤️
I’m nervous about the future too. I’m nervous about what’s going to happen too. But what I do know, at least for now, is the simple fact that I don’t really know.
And that’s okay! 🙂
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