Dear Spoiled Americans,
This is for you! The Coronavirus is affecting every, single one of us. You are not the only one. Ok? So, let’s get that straight. Someone has it worse than you and you need to remember that. It is really easy to be a keyboard warrior while there are real people doing their JOBS going above and beyond to protect you, the ungrateful. They are risking their own lives daily so you can sit from the comfort of your own home, in your pajamas, eating cookies, with your family and complain that you are able to work from home and spend time with your loved ones. Focus people. Someone is sick right now, someone’s family member has passed, someone can’t pay their rent and is going to have to live in their car or on the street unable to stay home and watch TV and complain about a forced quarantine for their own good. So, let’s all pause for one damn minute and pull it together and stop acting like spoiled little brats raising a generation of entitled imps.
You all might have preconceived notions about who I am and where I come from, but you only know what you see on social media. As we all do, I choose to share my sizzle reel of the most fabulous life I am living but that is just entertainment. You have not walked a day in my shoes nor I in yours. The one thing I do know, is I am human. We are all in this together and whatever way I can help, I will. I will help my parents, my neighbors, the elderly woman at the market searching for eggs, sharing useful content and continue to work my ass off every single day to be a good human being with purpose other than being self-serving. I was raised by parents who taught me to be human and have pride in my name. They taught me not to be greedy. They taught me to be kind. They taught me to be a “Mensch”.
My grandparents were Holocaust survivors and came to this country legally, with no money. Not a dime. They worked hard so that I would have a better life. Before they came here they suffered through the Holocaust. My grandmother had Typhus during the war. She lost her parents, brothers, sisters, friends, husband…and did whatever necessary to stay ALIVE! She didn’t complain, she fought. People were dying for a piece of bread! People were dying all around her and she fought. My mother was born on a cattle car with nine bulls after the war and my grandfather delivered her. They had no home. You think they had a hospital bed? You think they would have complained to be forced to stay at home and watch TV or surf the internet with their families on an imposed “spring break” with food delivery, alcohol and entertainment? NO. They would not.
I can’t imagine for one day the horror my family experienced through the war but what I do know is that they survived because of their fight, drive and mental toughness. They survived and thrived because they didn’t feel sorry for themselves and complain. They were innovators and creators. They all had one goal and that was to survive no matter what under the most horrific situation ever. They helped each other get through the war together. If my grandmother were alive today, none of you would want to be on the opposite side of the table from her because she would tell you where to go without hesitation. She would also tell all of you people struggling to find ways to keep busy that you need a reality check. She would suggest by starting to educate yourself including reading a book and learning about the Holocaust. Sound like a good suggestion for people struggling to stay entertained while under quarantine.
I can’t understand anyone sharing they are bored right now and looking for suggestions on how to occupy their time on social media? You need a reality check. If you can’t work from home in this day in age without tips from others than you might as well throw your hands up in the air and surrender to this virus because you are in a world of hurt. The posts of people on having nothing to do shocks me. There is always something to do! There are so many people and organizations in need, you should be ashamed of yourself for not taking the initiative and offering to help. Put down the video games and put your waste of space self to work for someone else. How about doing something for nothing in return? Doing something for someone else without expecting something in return other than being a decent person? Open your eyes. Wake up people. There is always a way to work and give back. Always.
There is always someone in need. There is always someone who needs help and has it worse than you.
I have witnessed this “me” generation in so many ways but right now I am beyond mortified especially with the gluttony of people taking essential items away from the elderly and people who don’t have enough. Shame on you, and you, for taking more than you need. Shame on you for taking so much.
Greed is an ugly color.
This is the time to come together as human beings. This is not the fault of the President. You think he wanted this to happen? I don’t care your political orientation but what I do care is the fact that some people are hell bent on blaming Trump come hell or high water. I am not sure if they have nothing better to do or if they are so far gone there is no saving them. Give me a break with dissecting his every single move and sentence. What would you do right now? Could you stand up and lead our country of people who clearly can’t follow simple directions? Obviously not, because you are more concerned about what he called the virus which indeed came from China. That is a fact. Fact. Give me a break. We have way bigger problems to deal with right now or did you not notice?
Clearly no one could do this any better because we have to be told to wash our hands? We have to make videos of people washing their hands to remind us how long we should be doing so to be clean?
We have to be told to save food and supplies for others that do not have enough and learn to share?
We have to be told to cover our mouths when we cough?
We have to be told to be human and come together by staying home for a few weeks and practicing good hygiene to save us all?
We have to be told not to be selfish and forgo going to a bar or a gym for a few weeks to stop the spread of this deadly virus?
Do you really need instructions on how to be a selfless human being?
Do you need instruction on how to wipe your own ass? Maybe that is why there is a toilet paper shortage.
For those parents complaining about their children being home and looking for ways to keep their kids entertained, I don’t even understand you. You should be excited that you are able to spend this time with your children. Get to know them. They might be good people but you will never know if you keep raising them with a screens in their face and taking the time you have together for granted. What did parents do before we had Ipads and TV’s? Wow. Scary.
How can we teach our children to be a leader and an innovator not a complainer if we can’t show them by example?
The only way we are all going to survive COVID-19 is by learning from the past and what other countries did to fight this nasty virus and that is to stop the spread!
So, can we all please stop being so selfish?
Can we demonstrate some mental toughness and stop the spread of the Coronavirus by staying home for a few weeks and following instructions for being a good human being without being selfish spoiled brats complaining from the comfort of our own couches surrounded by mounds of girl scout cookies, beer, endless movie streaming options and memes poking fun of what idiots we have become?
Making America Great again by staying HOME!
Annoyed & Embarrassed American: aka MelanysGuydlines
**Stay snarky my friends!**