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This 'lockdown' era , as restrictive as it might sound, presents you with a lot of choices. As human beings, we always have choices. We are endowed with neural capabilities that allow us to act by habit and to act by choice. Especially, when we are challenged and when our vanity values are triggered, we want to have the FREEDOM of choice.

Keeping your movement restricted is of course curbing your freedom. To many it's a challenge of your right to liberty as in "Give me Liberty or Give me Death." However, deep inside, you know that the intention is not to rob you of your liberty per se. It is an event-based measure to preserve your reason to fight for the liberty which you so cherish...your life. And it is not about your life only. It is about the lives of those around you. Those whom you love and love you. Those whom you love and do not love you. Those who love you and you do not love. And, those who do not know you. 

Seriously, don't you get it! Don't you get it? These are air mines. Floating around. Or not? No one is very very sure. What the authorities are saying is that they have no laser target solution. They are now using crude and rude methods to contain the onslaught. The very reason they are doing this is to ensure that you can fight for your liberty, another day.

The only thing I am sure about this is that if you inject yourself with disinfectants, you will get rid of the virus...and the host.

Are you going to resist a Tsunami warning?  A earthquake prediction? When these disasters will hit you? Why is running away from the coronavirus any different?  Running away from the coronavirus is running away from people. Running away from harmless looking people is not a norm. We can't see, feel, hear, touch or smell the danger. So, the need has to be enforced.

Just imagine there is a heavy storm outside, it's raining cats and dogs ...and once in a while tractors and trucks. The streets are flooded. It has been like that for a few days. It will be like that for the next six weeks. What would you do? What can you do? You can dance in the rain without going out into the rain.

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