How much is too much? In the grand scheme we’ve only been “shut down” for a month or so. But it seems like it has been an entire year of “social distancing” aka “isolation”. It’s rather annoying. The luxuries that the middle class are used to having are no more. As an entitled millennial myself, I love going out to eat and being waited on. Having a waiter or waitress bring me food and alcohol like I’m some sort of king. It’s mildly infuriating that I can’t enjoy that, I’ll admit. I can only imagine the pain actual kings are experiencing (of course I mean the very wealthy). But when is it ok to move on? I don’t think there’s a right answer. It’s all speculation. This virus is like a new tech company awaiting its IPO, and we’re the ones to judge the price. The arguments to open and keep closed both have merit but in the end, it always comes down to safety. Time and time again, we collectively choose safety over liberty. The Coronavirus, much like 9/11, will usher in new sets of laws that will inevitably leave us with less liberty and a minor increase in safety confidence (ie; PATRIOT act). As for the million dollar question: When do we stop isolating? It depends what your position is. If you’re the president of the United States: Safety is the priority and lockdown should be extended until there’s no reason of concern. If you’re an entitled middle class millennial: Open everything, this lockdown is dumb.
What do you think? When should we open up? Leave a comment, let me know.