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Old 05-19-2014, 05:19 AM
 
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I have no idea what you're taking about.  What do I not understand?  The reason could be medical, religious, moral, ethical, or just because you don't like 'em, I really don't care.  I don't see how you can read my post which basically says that it's up to you, not me, what you want to do...and read that as judgmental.  It's like you're just looking to be offended at this point. 

 

 

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I couldn't and wouldn't make a blanket statement about the selfishness of people who don't vax.  I personally believe it is a civic duty to do so, similar I guess to paying taxes.  Those who can should, and those who can't may take advantage of the system.  In regards to vaccination, I leave it up to the conscience of the individual whether they fall into the "can't" category or not. 

 

 

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Meaning...I don't judge whether I think the person falls into that category or not, I don't know their situation and it's up to them to make that call. 

 

 

 

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Oh my god who cares?  I have repeatedly said that this is a society thing, not a government thing.

 

All of us, put together as a group, benefits from herd immunity, so I think that if one can vaccinate, one should vaccinate, in order to keep herd immunity going for those who can't.  That last sentence is it in a nutshell...call it whatever you want. 

 

 

 

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This entire thread is on the subject "selfishness." 

Yes, I'm using the word "can't" very loosely here.

 

 

IMO- when one doesn't care, they also do not walk in the other's shoes (so to say) and thus lack the understanding of the situation. Those on here who have posted also do not ask for others to vaccinate for them (or in place of them). You have no problem insinuating we "maybe taking advantage of the system".  

 

You don't know, don't care yet feel we maybe taking advantage of what you are doing - that's judgmental, if you actually did know, you might understand where I am coming from.  


 

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Old 05-19-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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IMO- when one doesn't care, they also do not walk in the other's shoes (so to say) and thus lack the understanding of the situation. Those on here who have posted also do not ask for others to vaccinate for them (or in place of them). You have no problem insinuating we "maybe taking advantage of the system".  

 

You don't know, don't care yet feel we maybe taking advantage of what you are doing - that's judgmental, if you actually did know, you might understand where I am coming from.  

 

!) So it's actually offensive to you for me to say that I don't care what you do?  That...is wild, truly.

 

2) I should make it clear that we ALL "take advantage" of the system, I do as much as you do.  You are putting connotations on the phrase that I did not intend. 

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