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Post by eddie Sat May 01, 2021 12:03 am

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I work in a customer service position and meet many people from all walks of life on a daily basis.

Covid19 has affected people badly. People haven’t only physically lost loved ones and friends to this disease but they’ve lost relationships, a feeling of safety and in some cases, common sense. It has made a lot of people fearful, angry, mistrusting, paranoid and in some cases, irrational. It has caused depression, angst and fatigue. It has created overeaters, binge-drinkers and over thinkers.

It has become the Black Dog that breathes down your neck.

I am a positive, happy person who always sees a glass half full but lately, the Black Dog has been drinking from my cup.

The stories come from different people but they’re all the same...people are tired, lonely, depressed, irritable, stressed, breaking up their marriages, becoming despondent. I hear the stories everyday and I wonder...

What exactly, has this pandemic done to our minds?



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Post by Maddog Mon May 03, 2021 9:01 pm

Syl wrote:
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The problem with this is, that many folks, like myself,  experienced minor inconveniences that were still less onerous than those experienced by many others on this planet, sans an epidemic.

I only missed work when I had the Rona. Never missed a meal. Suffered far less than someone in a war zone. Probably had a much better year than millions of Chinese or Indians had well before the virus hit.  

I guess it's all relative to what you're used to.  

You lost your mum to it and caught the virus yourself, so in fact you have had a worse time than many.
You obviously have the kind of character to not allow yourself to be dragged down by this....HT and myself have said the same, obviously it's affected a great many people differently.
This pandemic is not like in wartime, I dont think anyone pretends it is, it's still something that none of us have experienced before, and it's something than many people wont be able to shake off as soon as the all clear is given.

But I've been that sick before. Hell I've spent a month in the hospital and turned 18 in there.

And lets take war off the table. My day to day life during the past year was much better than a Guatemalan sitting in a South Texas refugee camp. Losing my mother was a blow, but she was already in the hospital and getting near death prior to catching it. The fact that I couldn't be there will haunt me the rest of my life, but the way she passed so suddenly, I probably wouldn't have been there anyway.

The 4-5 days that the disease really kicked my ass were rough, but nothing like say a child suffering from cancer in the hospital.

Basically, I would rather repeat this year, than swap places with billions of people on this planet, during a non pandemic year.

The people that I really feel for are in third world nations, dealing with the day to day troubles of living there, compounded with a disease adding to their misery.

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Post by Syl Tue May 04, 2021 12:02 am

Maddog wrote:
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You lost your mum to it and caught the virus yourself, so in fact you have had a worse time than many.
You obviously have the kind of character to not allow yourself to be dragged down by this....HT and myself have said the same, obviously it's affected a great many people differently.
This pandemic is not like in wartime, I dont think anyone pretends it is, it's still something that none of us have experienced before, and it's something than many people wont be able to shake off as soon as the all clear is given.

But I've been that sick before. Hell I've spent a month in the hospital and turned 18 in there.

And lets take war off the table. My day to day life during the past year was much better than a Guatemalan sitting in a South Texas refugee camp. Losing my mother was a blow, but she was already in the hospital and getting near death prior to catching it. The fact that I couldn't be there will haunt me the rest of my life, but the way she passed so suddenly, I probably wouldn't have been there anyway.

The 4-5 days that the disease really kicked my ass were rough, but nothing like say a child suffering from cancer in the hospital.

Basically, I would rather repeat this year, than swap places with billions of people on this planet, during a non pandemic year.

The people that I really feel for are in third world nations, dealing with the day to day troubles of living there, compounded with a disease adding to their misery.    

Nothing you say here to disagree with.

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Post by Tommy Monk Tue May 04, 2021 1:14 pm

Syl wrote:
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You didn't specify lockdowns... You actually said this...


"...An unseen killer, one that has devastated so many families, so many businesses, so many lives in every country..."



Stop trying to be slippery Tommy, it's not working.

I was responding to the posts about how Covid has caused depression in so many people. My full post was...


"The fact is no one on this earth has ever had to face anything like this before.
An unseen killer, one that has devastated so many families, so many businesses, so many lives in every country.

It's not surprising that suicides, domestic violence, child abuse divorce and depression has soared."


Not being slippery... You talk about the virus but no mention of lockdowns.



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Post by Syl Tue May 04, 2021 5:52 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:
Syl wrote:

Stop trying to be slippery Tommy, it's not working.

I was responding to the posts about how Covid has caused depression in so many people. My full post was...


"The fact is no one on this earth has ever had to face anything like this before.
An unseen killer, one that has devastated so many families, so many businesses, so many lives in every country.

It's not surprising that suicides, domestic violence, child abuse divorce and depression has soared."


Not being slippery... You talk about the virus but no mention of lockdowns.



What are you on about?
I was answering the previous 2 posts when I wrote that....you replied to me  "Syl... That is just not true!". Rolling Eyes

Maddog tried to tell you what I meant and so did I.  Instead of keeping on track you then waffled on about Smallpox, Malaria and bloody TB.

You do this a lot....follow the bleeding thread properly FGS.

What the hell is wrong with some of the men on this forum lately...is there a full moon due? Rolling Eyes

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Post by Tommy Monk Tue May 04, 2021 5:56 pm




Ok, keep your hair on...!



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