● I want you to know that I am educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
● No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus; I just want to be a part of the solution, not the problem.
● I don’t feel like the “government is controlling me;” I feel like I’m being a contributing adult in society and I want to be an example for others.
● The world doesn’t revolve around me. It’s not all about me and my comfort.
● If we all could live with other people’s considerations in mind, this whole world would be a much better place.
● Wearing a mask doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid, or even “controlled.” It makes me considerate.
● When you think about how you look, how uncomfortable it is, or what others think of you, just imagine someone close to you – a child, a father, a mother, grandparent, aunt, or uncle – choking on a respirator, alone without you or any family member allowed at the bedside.
● Ask yourself if you could have sucked it up a little for them.
AND: Think about those front line nurses, doctors, respiratory techs, janitorial staff, and others who’s life you will put at danger by infecting your neighbor, your co-worker, your mom, and dad.