Are we as vulnerable to Covid as public health authorities want us to believe? Instead of focusing on our weakness, we should be focusing on becoming more resilient and antifragile.
In various states in America, governors have placed stringent restrictions upon the celebration of holidays, going so far as to dictate how long our celebrations can be and how many people can participate.. Any rebuttal, however grounded in rigorous science, that does not conform to their narrative is suppressed. Just do what we say because you’re fragile – be obedient, and everything will be fine.
Their “we’re here to protect you” messaging is perhaps the most disturbing as it reinforces our alleged weakness. Through repetition, they slowly erode confidence in our strength and increase our dependence upon them. Thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder, observed, “This is the tragedy of modernity: as with neurotically overprotective parents, those trying to help are often hurting us the most.”