Not everyone will agree with you.
I understand that. I experience that from time to time. Recently I have had a handful of conversations about the legitimacy of the pandemic, the vaccines, the governments response and the government itself. Normally I take it in my stride, recognise that nothing I am going to say to that person will change their mind and nothing they will say to me will get me closer to agreeing with them. So I hear them out, say thanks for sharing and finish the conversation.
A few weeks back I was talking with someone about donating money and their response was, if they donated, “I don’t want it to go to that Covid crap. I want it to help people not kill them.”
This comment stung and it made me so angry.
That covid crap which has killed millions worldwide.
Which has crippled economies and health care systems.
Which devastated India this year.
Which is currently ravaging through Indonesia.
Which has kept millions of families apart.
That covid crap?
We may have different opinions on this. Not everyone has had the same experience of it. But Opportunity International Australia has lost staff members in the field, family members of staff, and clients to this pandemic. Calling it covid crap is pretty rich as you sit in your ivory tower of Australia.
Somehow I managed to keep calm, thank them for their time and respond out of generosity. But some days this is harder than others.