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Old 11-23-2020, 03:18 PM
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50 million Americans are traveling for Thanksgiving. Should be fine.
It's an interesting world where people are afraid to fly on a 737 Max, but not to crowd into an airport during a pandemic.
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:52 PM
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The internet/entertainment is confusing and dividing us. It has allowed so many conspiracies and supports everyones own truth.

You can litterally make up any idea in your head and find evidence to support it online, then easily dismiss counter evidence as a cover up or not truth.

When did "internet search" turn in to "research"?

We are in a transition in america. The ones that grew up with the internet and the ones that didnt.

This will die down once everyone living in america has grown up with the internet and understands how it operates. Probably near the end of my lifetime. (40yrs if im lucky)

Until then...well... it will be what it is.

Other countries will also go through this as they gain country wide internet access.

I am taking the approach of not being upset with ppl or looking down on them. Im beginning to fully understand how they are enabled to come to their own truths.

Its not their fault.

We just have to hang on for the ride and hope for the best during this time. Do your part and try to keep the stress from eating your insides.

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:55 PM
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I heard the phrase "Truth Decay" today, and figure to employ it myself in the future. Though it works better spoken, than written.

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:59 PM
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Did this year separate you from anyone or even back off a little from someone?

I have family members that surprised me. Backed off a little from a few. A few friendships have ended but they weren't strong ones anyway.
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:21 PM
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I've been quite annoyed with some people, if that counts.
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:25 PM
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Other than that, my ability to restrain myself from "setting people straight" on social media has probably preserved some relationships.
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:17 PM
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I've let a few people in my life go. but then, the few I really care about I'm honestly closer to and appreciate more.

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Old 11-23-2020, 05:47 PM
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Did this year separate you from anyone or even back off a little from someone?

I have family members that surprised me. Backed off a little from a few. A few friendships have ended but they weren't strong ones anyway.
I was already essentially estranged from my family when the year began, so no loss there. Since I don't keep tabs on what they are doing, saying, or writing, they can no longer disappoint me anew.

My friends circle is small by my choice, and they have all comported themselves very well this year.

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Old 11-23-2020, 07:12 PM
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For those who are statistically inclined, FiveThirtyEight has a nice article on the risks of Thanksgiving gatherings this year:

Why Even A Small Thanksgiving is Dangerous | FiveThirtyEight

Georgia Tech has developed a risk planning tool that calculates the chances that at least one person with COVID-19 will attend an event of a given size, by county. For example, this tool calculates a 36% to 60% chance that someone will have COVID-19 at a 10-person event in Boone County, MO.

Wow.

COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool | Georgia Tech

I'm not just picking on MO - the risk in my home county is 13% to 24%, which seems unacceptably high to me.

FWIW, our family has decided against a Thanksgiving get-together this year. We will probably do a Zoom call instead. Fortunately my brother is a disc golfer and we were able to play this weekend. As we were leaving we said, "This will have to count as Thanksgiving this year."
Holy crap, that risk planning tool is frightening. Just used it to drive home the final nail in my in laws talk of gathering for Thanksgiving.

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Old 11-23-2020, 07:29 PM
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Did this year separate you from anyone or even back off a little from someone?

I have family members that surprised me. Backed off a little from a few. A few friendships have ended but they weren't strong ones anyway.
Like Nova, I have a small circle, and that's really all I want. I haven't ended any relationship over Covid, but it has curtailed my personal activities quite a bit, despite my efforts to get out when I can.

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