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Old 30-04-2020, 04:26 PM
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My real 3. I genuinely feel that this disease could be the best wake up call we could have gotten. Whatever your beliefs of it’s origin (I believe the wet market theory) it has shown that we need to change our ways and I’m hoping that once we overcome it that we will look at our planet as something to be looked after and not exploited. And it could in turn help us to deal with global warming.

This current society of rich people owning massive corporations that seem to be more powerful and destructive than a lot of governments needs to stop.

We also need to stop dumbing down as a species and stop putting society’s biggest cunts in charge.
We nearly deserve to be wiped out for putting cretins like Trump and Johnson in power.

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Old 30-04-2020, 04:30 PM
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The back garden, some weights and a football are all I need for fitness and keeping my touch of a football.

Doing a bit of reading too, something I'm not great at.
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Old 30-04-2020, 04:33 PM
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I've learned that
1. Dropping a cable down a partition wall is a pain in the fucking hole.
2. My house has WAY more spiders than I thought.
3. I get WAY more work done working from home.
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Old 30-04-2020, 04:37 PM
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1. I've really had to up my tactical game. They're out for a quick walk? WHAM: tactical. They're out to hang out the clothes? WHAM: tactical. Quick smoke? WHAM: tactical.

2. I've really had to up my porn game. Sound off, basically. You'd really miss sound.

3. Doing lots of guilt-free vegging out.
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Old 30-04-2020, 04:38 PM
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I’ve learned that I thrive on routine.
I learned that I’m way more vain than I thought I was, can’t cope with the grey roots.
Myself & the hubby haven’t had a row since the lockdown, maybe we’ve finally grown up.
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Old 30-04-2020, 04:56 PM
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apart from the obvious stuff that the other thread covers well, what 3 things has the Covid experience so far changed your mind on, or confirmed for you on a personal level?


Time - I never had any before trying to balance work, family, life and the kids sports/activities and coaching. Life is incredibly relaxed in that regard right now.. a half way house in all of those might be no harm on all fronts once we are back. Having said that I'm still not for sitting still so DIY around the house has taken the brunt

Excercise - I'd have been relatively fit anyway but having had all of my usual routes to exercise taken away I have started running instead and am definitely exercising a good bit more than I had been. I'm getting out about 4 times a week, partly to just get out and grab a bit of headspace. I'd have never imagined it but I will definitely keep the running and level of exercise going

Change - Things always change, and always have.. but the idea that the whole world could be flipped on its head in an instant is a phenomenal notion.. the kids reaction to it is incredible. I was always one for living for the moment within reason, if anything Covid has made me more determined about that


You?
Fairly similar to yourself, not having to commute or visit customers has saved me 10+ hours a week, most of which has been spent with family. Really great time for it too, in the past 2 months my son has gone from barely being able to talk to being able to sing, count, say full sentences etc.. Glad I'm not missing it.

Got the running routine back, lost 3kg so far, despite a fairly nasty dose of <something, maybe Covid> a few weeks back. Hopefully will come out of this healthier, which would be nice.

Last would be how weird it is living through something that is definitely a major historic event. We had it with the financial crisis, 9/11, invasion of Iraq, but this seems somehow less urgent and a bit weirder. It's a slow moving disaster, with a strong possibility that it gets much, much worse lingering ahead of us.
My engineer brain is essentially thinking about the likely upcoming scenarios, perfectly happy to simply work it through logically. Then I remember there's humans involved in all of it, it's not just facts, figures, projections etc... The looming economic crisis is one where tens, maybe hundreds of millions of people will lose most of their incomes, things may be very shit for a few years.
And then there's Covid itself. This is the first wave, for the second highly likely wave, do we lock down as tight again? And what about the 3rd, 4th waves? And translating that to a personal level, does that properly finish off my wife's employer?

There's a really, really weird feeling where things today are fine, but for a lot of people they're very much not fine and this thing could get much worse. Or maybe not.

Historic events are usually pretty obvious in retrospect, but right now, hard to know what the future looks like in 6-12 months time.
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Old 30-04-2020, 04:58 PM
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My real 3. I genuinely feel that this disease could be the best wake up call we could have gotten. Whatever your beliefs of it’s origin (I believe the wet market theory) it has shown that we need to change our ways and I’m hoping that once we overcome it that we will look at our planet as something to be looked after and not exploited. And it could in turn help us to deal with global warming.

This current society of rich people owning massive corporations that seem to be more powerful and destructive than a lot of governments needs to stop.

We also need to stop dumbing down as a species and stop putting society’s biggest cunts in charge.
We nearly deserve to be wiped out for putting cretins like Trump and Johnson in power.
I agree with the sentiment but I see no change happening after this.

The science was already telling us that we need to rapidly decarbonise the economy but the politicians either refuse to listen or as in the case of Ireland take piecemeal and ineffective steps to tackle emissions for fear of upsetting vested interests such as the agri sector.

So it will be business as usual when this is over, even more so, Ryanair are going to put on €4.99 flights just to get people back in the air.

It's great that there are less cars on the road, annoying that empty buses are still crawling around the city.

I miss going to town, the option of going for a pint is also something I miss, not a big sports fan but I do miss it at the same time, it would have been nice to see Liverpool win the league, a reminder of the 80s when they dominated association football.

It's a pain not to be able to go for a haircut, make a dental appointment, get your eyes tested, buy clothes, all this is mundane stuff that you take for granted.

Thanks China.
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Old 30-04-2020, 05:09 PM
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apart from the obvious stuff that the other thread covers well, what 3 things has the Covid experience so far changed your mind on, or confirmed for you on a personal level?


Time - I never had any before trying to balance work, family, life and the kids sports/activities and coaching. Life is incredibly relaxed in that regard right now.. a half way house in all of those might be no harm on all fronts once we are back. Having said that I'm still not for sitting still so DIY around the house has taken the brunt

Excercise - I'd have been relatively fit anyway but having had all of my usual routes to exercise taken away I have started running instead and am definitely exercising a good bit more than I had been. I'm getting out about 4 times a week, partly to just get out and grab a bit of headspace. I'd have never imagined it but I will definitely keep the running and level of exercise going

Change - Things always change, and always have.. but the idea that the whole world could be flipped on its head in an instant is a phenomenal notion.. the kids reaction to it is incredible. I was always one for living for the moment within reason, if anything Covid has made me more determined about that


You?
How do you mean the kids reaction was incredible?

Genuinely curious
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Old 30-04-2020, 05:14 PM
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I like routine, maybe working in Dublin isn't the problem, and I have wasted too much of my life and money in pubs for nothing in return.
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Old 30-04-2020, 05:21 PM
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I actually enjoyed my 6 weeks off , I'm on full pay which helps but Amazon has me buying shite I don't really need so that's a pain 😀 Mrs gets up at 7am and works till 4 , we then do a 8k walk which has been great as we do enjoy each others company still ,plus my poor dog gets a walk at 9am and 6pm , my garden is looking lovely and half the house has got a new paint job ,mental health is good and the weather has been kind to us , not sure how I would feel if the last 5/6 weeks had been wet but it wasn't so no need to for that question. As for the future , we will all go back to what we were used too sadly, it's human nature.
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