Author Topic: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?  (Read 7761 times)

Buelligan

  • STOP being afraid
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2020, 09:02:21 PM »
as long as i'm still going to work i'm going to continue my normal life. it isn't selfish. i mean i'm just going to work and then the gym for about an hour a night. the advice is to stay home if you have symptoms, which i don't, so it's fine.

It's selfish kittens.  Live with it.  You are not a good socialist.

kittens

  • kittens
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • don't have a cow man
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2020, 09:03:08 PM »
no it isn't

Buelligan

  • STOP being afraid
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2020, 09:06:30 PM »
Yes.

Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2020, 09:06:50 PM »
It's obviously better to be isolating, but you can't beat yourself up too much and obviously there are degrees of selfishness. It's kind of invisible in this context - you have no idea how your behaviour can be affecting other people. Surely the woman who I was told bought 27x18 packets of toilet paper knew full well she was being selfish.

I'm currently in a text conversation with a guy who thinks his gf has had it in the last week or two and is talking about going to the pub tomorrow. That is the action of a seriously selfish cunt, and I'm letting him know it.

kittens

  • kittens
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • don't have a cow man
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2020, 09:08:23 PM »
i'm the best socialist there is

idunnosomename

  • pizza pusheen
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2020, 09:08:45 PM »
welcome to my world

Buelligan

  • STOP being afraid
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2020, 09:09:22 PM »
It's obviously better to be isolating, but you can't beat yourself up too much and obviously there are degrees of selfishness. It's kind of invisible in this context - you have no idea how your behaviour can be affecting other people. Surely the woman who I was told bought 27x18 packets of toilet paper knew full well she was being selfish.

I'm currently in a text conversation with a guy who thinks his gf has had it in the last week or two and is talking about going to the pub tomorrow. That is the action of a seriously selfish cunt, and I'm letting him know it.

Yep.  Sounds as bad as kittens, the shit socialist.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

  • Frightening Times. Stay Safe, Everyone.
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2020, 09:09:49 PM »




Would, Definitely Would, Crikey, Would, Probably Would To Be Honest, Would.

( Jimmy Carr's the fourth 'un, for clarification)

imitationleather

  • "The French... are famous... for their kissing"
    • http://last.fm/user/ImiLeathr
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2020, 09:13:42 PM »
i'm the best socialist there is

No that's biggytitbo.

chveik

  • JAZZ SNOB EAT SHIT
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2020, 09:17:43 PM »
err you might want to edit that Lisa

Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2020, 09:19:51 PM »
err you might want to edit that Lisa

Because there's only 5 in the pic.

Unless the taxi is a 'would' too.

Zetetic

  • Burying isn't the same as killing.
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2020, 09:23:12 PM »
I think "Definitely Would, Crikey" is a single entry. Poor delimitation.



But surely, it's not the risk of each individual activity, it's the adding of each activity to one's other activities?  That's what multiplies the risk.
There's a painful non-linearity and unpredictability to it as well, which I think makes it harder to come to terms with.

Each chocolate or vote brings you closer to the outcome by a vaguely understandable degree - even if ultimately you usually can't point to any particular one as causally necessary and after a certain point (which you won't know at the time) additions are most over-determining the result.

By contrast each abrogation of social distancing may or may not extend a great chain of transmission, and those specific chains are contingent on others' movements. Going to the pub might be the difference between century of lives lost somewhere and not, or it might be no difference at all.

Zetetic

  • Burying isn't the same as killing.
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2020, 09:26:15 PM »
the advice is...

    Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
    Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
    Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this.
    Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
    Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
    Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is pragmatic.

Danger Man

  • Let's stand together
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2020, 09:27:03 PM »
If the pubs close there'll be no pub quizzes which means a certain poster will starve to death.

pancreas

  • The islets of Langerhans are the very best islets
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2020, 09:27:18 PM »
By contrast each abrogation of social distancing may or may not extend a great chain of transmission, and those specific chains are contingent on others' movements. Going to the pub might be the difference between century of lives lost somewhere and not, or it might be no difference at all.

A good point. +1.

Buelligan

  • STOP being afraid
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2020, 09:28:44 PM »
There's a painful non-linearity and unpredictability to it as well, which I think makes it harder to come to terms with.

Each chocolate or vote brings you closer to the outcome by a vaguely understandable degree - even if ultimately you usually can't point to any particular one as causally necessary and after a certain point (which you won't know at the time) additions are most over-determining the result.

By contrast each abrogation of social distancing may or may not extend a great chain of transmission, and those specific chains are contingent on others' movements. Going to the pub might be the difference between century of lives lost somewhere and not, or it might be no difference at all.

Each yes is an opening of a risk gate to thousands of already open risk gates, all opening to an infinite number of open gates.  So every time you open one, you open all the potential yeses behind it and all the future yeses you'll connect with them by choosing risk again.  That's a fuck of a lot of yeses. 

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

  • Frightening Times. Stay Safe, Everyone.
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2020, 09:29:59 PM »
" Definitely Would, Crikey" was, indeed, just the one entry.

Just the one entry with 'er would do me, I don't mind telling you.

kittens

  • kittens
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • don't have a cow man
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2020, 09:30:28 PM »
    Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
    Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
    Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this.
    Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
    Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
    Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is pragmatic.

doesn't say gyms does it smarty pants. i don't go near anyone at the gym anyway, they're all terrifying. i'm still a very good boy, and there is really nothing anyone can say that will convince me otherwise

Zetetic

  • Burying isn't the same as killing.
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2020, 09:31:27 PM »
It says "gyms", right between "cinemas" and "restaurants"?

Buelligan

  • STOP being afraid
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2020, 09:35:24 PM »
Gyms are clubs anyway, any fool could tell you that.

Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2020, 09:44:23 PM »
Even I have stopped going to the pub since last Friday, and I was an every day'er.  I hope they have enough spare cash to tide them over while the government fucks them (instead of the govt doing the decent thing and forcing them to close so they can claim their insurance).

Seriously can't wait til this all blows over and hope it's just for a couple of weeks - that first "peacetime" pint will taste sooooo good.

It's looking likely that I'll be taking a risk at the weekend and taking a friend around a couple of shops, maybe even hugging.   I'll make a special exception as he just lost his mother a few days ago.  Hopefully that isn't unreasonable.  There's a balance to be had between being careful and being cold hearted.

idunnosomename

  • pizza pusheen
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2020, 09:46:24 PM »
gyms are for dirty perverts to pretend they are he-man

Buelligan

  • STOP being afraid
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2020, 09:49:40 PM »
kittens to a t.

Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2020, 09:52:53 PM »
It interests me that there is a better way of doing this - UK or Europe. If I tried to go to the gym I could get charged and fined. I've been out twice this week - once walking the dogs, once to pick up a pipe repair piece since the main water pipe sprung a serious leak in our house - that was an odyssey, had to ring them while stood outside and wait for a guy to bring it from the warehouse with my exact change since customers are not allowed on the premises any more.

We're not walking the dogs now, just running around the garden with them, because there are lots of stories in the paper of people taking advantage of their status as dog owners and using it as an excuse to break the self-isolation. So the social pressure got to us. I'm doing body-weight exercises at home instead of going to the gym - it's barely an inconvenience.

Part of me wants to say it's all an over-reaction, but we definitely convince ourselves that "our" way is best - I am happy with my enforced self-isolation, please give me more Mr Sanchez. Having said that, I am going shopping tomorrow for the first time in a week - we could survive on what we've got but we're out of fresh fruit and veg.

Is it the case that the UK is following Europe, but just a week behind? Will UK citizens react to enforced self-isolation well?

Johnny Yesno

  • Perfume of a critic's burning flesh
    • Lines Horizontal
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2020, 09:55:58 PM »
i'm the best socialist there is

You're going to the pub because Alexander is too much in hock to his insurance industry buddies to close it.

kittens

  • kittens
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • don't have a cow man
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2020, 09:57:58 PM »
You're going to the pub because Alexander is too much in hock to his insurance industry buddies to close it.

i'm not going to the pub!!!!!

Johnny Yesno

  • Perfume of a critic's burning flesh
    • Lines Horizontal
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2020, 09:58:32 PM »
... Probably Wood To Be Honest, ...

( Jimmy Carr's the fourth 'un, for clarification)

Definitely. He's a ventriloquist's dummy.

pancreas

  • The islets of Langerhans are the very best islets
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2020, 09:58:43 PM »
i'm not going to the pub!!!!!

Go to the fucking pub!!!!!!

kittens

  • kittens
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • don't have a cow man
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2020, 09:58:50 PM »
fine!! first round's on me guys

pancreas

  • The islets of Langerhans are the very best islets
Re: Is it selfish to not socially distance yourself?
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2020, 09:59:27 PM »

Tags: