- Jun 27, 2002
- West Coast
- Basic Beliefs
- Rational Pragmatism
I have never been in a car accident in which a seat belt was required to save my life. Yet I always put on my seat belt when I get in a car.
While I remain careful and always wear a mask when in a store or medical office, I sometimes eat in a restaurant if the tables are far apart and I attended a party last week. Everyone at my table had the vaccine. Was I taking a risk? Yes, but it was a small one, and I'm not going to live the rest of my life being constantly fearful of COVID. I've had workers in my house doing repair work, even before the vaccine. We all wore masks and kept a distance from each other. I don't wear my mask when I exercise with my workout group. We are all far apart and everyone I know there has been vaccinated. I wear my mask afterwards when I might need to get close to someone. I'm not judging anyone who isn't comfortable with what I do, but I feel that my precautions are reasonable and my risks are very small. I'm probably more at risk of dying in a car accident than from dying from COVID at this point.