“Fear is contagious. Fortunately, so is courage. Learning to become fearless will touch everyone around you, and best of all, you’ll find it’s a gift that keeps on giving.”―
S A Y N O T O U N N E C E S S A R Y E X P O S U R E
Are you feeling a little paranoid lately about going shopping, catching the latest movie at the local cinema or even having that necessary dental work performed because your instinct for self preservation and the fear of personal extinction has become a top priority in your life?
If you can answer a “yes” to this and other life-and-death related queries then you are quite normal and realize you have a moral obligation to protect yourself and family members and loved ones from imminent danger.
The Corona Virus (COVID -19) is the latest villain to enter the world ecology and it is feared more than disaster from a stray asteroid passing close to the planet’s orbit.
It makes sense that sane and normal people would try to avoid those “hot spots” that health officials warn are ideal venues for the spread of the disease. But the television pundits believe themselves to be above the laws of life and death and continue to televise audience related shows meant to generate income and profits for themselves.
Late night show comedians continue to poke fun at the way Trump’s inept administration continues to bungle the handling of the disease. I guess their adoring audiences view these entertainers as alpha males who continue to fearlessly continue their work despite increasing health warnings to avoid crowded areas. But these hosts are still human and can also contract the virus.
Day time talk show hosts and the ever popular game show contestant related television fare are equally guilty of luring their followers into a studio rife with potential deadly germs and contagion.
Do you think that “crowd mentality” is creating a type of safety zone in which these audience members feel safe from the threatening world outside?
Would you attend any of these venues if you received tickets to participate?
I think these television stars should try to protect their live audience members from disaster and not worry too much about audience appeal and ratings.
The movie title “The Last Man Standing ” might be the epitaph for those game show idols who will play to an empty studio because all their followers have succumbed to this new viral calamity.