Week in review: 24 – 30 August 2020

Yesterday I had an interesting encounter on Instagram: A German beauty blogger with a medium amount of followers posted a photo of herself with the caption that she wished she could have participated in the anti-mask protest in Berlin. At first I thought that she had been joking. But somebody else checked and she confirmed that she didn’t believe in Coronavirus/Covid-19 and that nobody should consume any public broadcasting, but “real media” (whatever that is). That was the moment when I decided that I had enough. I commented that I have experienced that Coronavirus is very real and a threat. That everybody has a responsibility to protect others in a society – by wearing facial masks where required. And that it is useful to listen to scientists. I also added that I would not follow that blogger on Instagram and her blog any longer (I had read both for years).

The reaction? Instead of any constructive reply, she did not only ignore me, but blocked me.

While that is obviously fine because I had unfollowed her, I still wish that less people would believe in conspiracy theories. That even when they don’t believe in this pandemic, they would not endanger other people by purposefully ignoring all rules – and even protesting against rules that are common sense. I also don’t love wearing a mask all day long (esp. now that my school fully reopens), but I do it because it means that we are all a little more protected. I find this year esp. tough because it lays open how many people do not believe in science or a good social coexistence. It makes me wonder if people have never believed in this and just hidden it well for years or if crises increase the numbers of conspirers?

|Watched| Küchenschlacht, Once Upon a Time, The Worst Witch
|Read| The New York Times, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Heir, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, Concentration: Maintain Laser Sharp Focus and Attention for Stretches of 5 Hours or More, Mindfulness: How to Declutter Your Mind, Eliminate Negative Thinking and Create Inner Peace with NLP Techniques, Emotional Intelligence and Minimalism
|Listened to| little
|Done| went back to work, got my flu shot, went to Boston for the weekend
|Eaten| mac’n’cheese with spinach, sushi, berbere lentils, sandwiches
|Drunk| water, coffee, matcha latte, herbal tea
|Thought| A
|Been happy| that I got a lot of things done and that we have the car back now
|Laughed| at Rich’s parents’ dog who sometimes seems to bark at empty air
|Desired| a nice long vacation?!
|Bought| nothing
|Clicked| these sticky buns look extra delicious: Blaubeer-Schnecken mit Tonka-Streuseln; and this collection gives me plenty of ideas what to bake soon: 25 Recipes to Bake This Fall

© janavar

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