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Venting again

So I think I've mentioned before that I don't find jokes about the coronavirus, social distancing, face masks, etc. very funny - ESPECIALLY when people start taking it to the extreme and judging people in the PAST, or in FICTIONAL WORLDS where the coronavirus doesn't exist, etc. for whether or not they're social distancing or wearing masks. Because it's like, if they're going to be so judgemental about it in scenarios where it's NOT necessary, then I feel like they probably absolutely HATE people in real life just for coming within 5 feet and 11 inches of them or FORGETTING a mask or taking their mask off for like FIVE SECONDS or something.

I really need to vent about a couple of particularly upsetting examples of such jokes I just came across (because of YouTube recommendations, so no, I don't go LOOKING for these), so here they are:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhuxzqIhg94
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwaW52JD8M

And a couple I've been seeing in my YouTube recommendations for a while back but still never seen and never intend to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQKHdJ8TlYk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bDzZ48F8Vo


I've never even seen any of these videos, but I know I'm not going to like them, and I know I DEFINITELY do not like most of the comments on at least the first two. SOME OF THEM ACTUALLY THINK FICTIONAL CHARACTERS HAVE TO FOLLOW THE SAME GUIDELINES AS REAL PEOPLE. Which means those commenters must be REALLY mean to people who don't follow the rules, EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO. As someone who understandings why the guidelines in real life are important, I can say that THAT is why so many people aren't taking it seriously, and why a lot of the time I can't even say I blame people for not taking it seriously.

This is way more annoying than anything else I've ever declared to be annoying.

I might regret saying this, but I think I'm going to feel better if I vent, so I'll just say it. "Jokingly" getting mad at people over new restrictions that NO ONE likes or is used to just makes all the new restrictions even worse than they have to be, and therefore makes more people think they are tyranny. If you actually think any of the above videos or their comments are funny, there is probably something wrong with you.


More examples of what I mean by coronavirus jokes not being funny and making me depressed, since you new readers may have missed this:

https://matt1993.livejournal.com/381361.html
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THESE articles understand what I've been trying to say!!!!!

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/quarantine-fatigue-real-and-shaming-people-wont-help/611482/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5dDh-6Dt6gIVSrzACh1Wxwk6EAAYBCAAEgJ_vvD_BwE

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/dudes-who-wont-wear-masks/613375/

THIS explains why shaming others for not wearing masks or for not social distancing is harmful.

THIS explains why shaming others for those things is why I'm depressed.

THIS explains why people who understand that masks are important still don't like them and don't always wear them.
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I will NEVER be happy again. I'm more certain of this than ever before.

Well, I had my worst birthday ever a couple of weeks ago.

It wasn't terrible, but it was still my worst birthday ever, because it still reminded me that I'm a horrible person for not liking wearing masks and wanting the mask policies to EVER end and feeling like people are too harsh to each other about the issue.

I'm not even gonna bother listing the presents I got this year. I did get presents, but I may as well not have because it's clear that society will NEVER return to normal, and I'll never be happy enough to TRULY enjoy anything if it doesn't.


It's 3:39 AM where I am and I'm tired and I tried to go to bed, but I can't sleep because all I can think about is how people think I'm a horrible person for how I feel about masks and social distancing.


If you DON'T think I'm a bad person, please tell me. Even if you think you have already. Because to me, "you're not a bad person but masks/social distancing is important right now" or "you're not a bad person but maybe you could look at it differently" sounds like "you ARE a bad person and it's your own fault you're feeling this way".

And if you actually do think I'm a bad person, please tell me THAT, as well, instead of making me guess.
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Museum of Accomplishments

http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/

At age 27:

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. dropped out from his job at General Electric to become a full-time writer.

Henry David Thoreau went off for two years to live alone in a cabin at Walden Pond.

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space.

Memphis millionaire Frederic W. Smith, whose father built the Greyhound bus system, founded Federal Express.

Scottish botanist David Douglas discovered the Douglas fir.

Ernest Hemingway published his first novel, The Sun Also Rises.

Boston dentist William Morton pioneered modern anaesthesiology after learning that inhalation of ether will cause a loss of consciousness.

Jimi Hendrix choked to death on his own vomit after ingesting wine and sleeping pills.

Janis Joplin died of an overdose of whiskey and heroin.

Conceptual artist Piero Manzoni crapped in 90 small cans which were then factory sealed and offered for sale at the price of gold.

Bob K., first degree murder, in prison for life with no chance of parole.

Jessica Schram trolled MySpace for seven straight hours during work.
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I forgot to mention this yesterday

Apparently on YouTube if there's a video that you don't like showing up as a recommendation, you can click the ellipsis next to it and click "Not Interested".

Why did no one tell me about this sooner?! Watching YouTube is going to be SO MUCH more enjoyable thanks to this! :D

(Although in this era, "enjoyable" is a relative term still...)
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Cursed

Help! I've been placed under a dark curse that causes me to mindlessly refresh YouTube and Twitter over and over looking for things that will upset me, no matter how much I want to focus on my chores and my hobbies!

This curse, of course, is called "anxiety".

EDIT: You might be thinking "well, just block YouTube and Twitter!" I considered it, but that's not a practical solution to me. First of all, those two sites were just two examples; blocking one site will just cause me to check another site a lot more. I learned that when I made that resolution to stop checking TV Tropes so much. Second, there's many things I ENJOY seeing on YouTube and a few on Twitter as well. Third, I've also come across very good news from the same sites - including one just after I made this post.
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PSA

I encourage everyone reading this to do something enjoyable at least once each day this week. Let's not completely focus on the negative. I'm not saying to ignore the negative, but like I said in my previous post, we need positivity too! It was bad enough when it just FELT like happiness was illegal - now it pretty much IS illegal? :(

And I also encourage everyone reading this to, at least once this week, be kind to someone who disagrees with you on an opinion that matters to you. Things are bad enough right now WITHOUT almost everyone seeing everyone who disagrees with each other as the enemy. It's impossible for any two people to agree on EVERYTHING! The last thing we need right now when people are tearing each other apart is for people to start tearing each other apart MORE.