By Kevin J. Sabo
For the Advance
I’m tired of the ugliness and division in the world today.
The pandemic has managed to bring out the worst in some people.
Some say they won’t support a business that requires proof of vaccination. Others say they won’t support a business that won’t.
Meanwhile, these businesses which have been beaten and bruised during the over 18 months of pandemic restrictions are just doing what they can to survive. For some businesses, such as those in the hospitality industry, taking part in the province’s restriction exemption program is the only way that they may keep their dining rooms open.
I’m not a politician. I’m not a doctor, though I have worked in the medical field.
I don’t know what the answers are. The only thing I am sure of is that turning on each other is not it.
I get it.
We are all tired. We’re tired of COVID. We’re tired of restrictions.
We all have our separate beliefs as to why or why we won’t take the vaccine. We all have our separate beliefs as to what is happening in the world. We are entitled to those beliefs as we are in a free country. However, those beliefs do not extend to turning on each other, or running people down because they believe differently than you.
The fact is, we are all in this storm together. I truly believe that our way through this storm is by working together and supporting each other, not turning on each other.
Support the small businesses, regardless of whether they are taking part in the restriction exemption program or not. They are just trying to survive, just like the rest of us.
We can get through this storm. Together.