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Letter: We need to show compassion for each other

Keep in mind that a lot of us are just afraid or fearful

We need to show compassion for each other

The divisiveness currently happening is so hard — I like things balanced and in harmony, basically the opposite of where we are right now. I am having a really hard time wrapping my head around some people’s behavior — some people are so angry with some of their fellow human beings. There seems to be an incredible increase in intolerance towards people who may think differently from one’s own point of view. Yes, you all know exactly what I am talking about and it is all about COVID.

For my own sanity I need to get this off of my chest.

If you choose to get vaccinated, you are NOT a stupid, gullible, “sheeple”.

If you choose to not get vaccinated, you are NOT an ignorant, selfish jerk.

Remember when there was just seasonal flu shots? No one hated their neighbour or co-worker or family members for making a different decision about the vaccine than they did.

Keep in mind that a lot of us are just afraid or fearful. Maybe you are afraid of catching COVID, maybe you are afraid of the effects of the jab, maybe you are afraid of both. Maybe it is something else all together. Just remember this if you are feeling angry right now about people who made a different decision than you did.

I needed to get this off of my chest because some of the comments I see really bother me and make me feel so sad about where we have gotten to. I think that we all need to stop and remember, we are all human and we are all just trying to get through this time. We are actually in this all together and as such, we need to show support and compassion not the opposite.

Tanya Nuttgens

Maple Bay

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