Thursday, April 30, 2020

Post 2 - Mass Delusions

In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials sent everybody into a complete panic. It led to innocent people all over Massachusetts to be thrown in jail and tortured. Nobody trusted anyone, not even close friends or family. It was all blown out of proportion and should not have been so devastating. In high school my english class read The Crucible. This is how I first learned about the issue. I find the issue to be similar to what is going on now with COVID-19. I am a delivery driver and have had people refuse to open the door to me and tell me to leave their food on the ground outside. I am cleaning my hands as much as possible and wearing a mask, but the whole world is so freaked out by the issue right now that we have to deal with things like this. Mass delusions like this happen often and usually affect large population of people in an awful way.

1 comment:

  1. It is easy to be wrapped up in the frenzy that mass media portrays especially when large organizations such as colleges, sports, and entertainment companies are following suit. While it can be frustrating to leave food outside people's doors, you do not know what is happening on the other side of that door. Someone can be immunocompromised and be at a higher risk for contracting the virus, or they can have the virus and do not want to get you sick. I want to get back to normal as much as you, but we have to take this one day at a time. :)