It's hard to approach the subject of masks when our society has become entirely addicted to an unhealthy practice which I believe is comparable to smoking cigarettes. Do you know how many cloth masks have been discarded on the ground throughout our cities? According to one article, "One February beach clean in Hong Kong found 70 masks along 100 metres of shoreline, with 30 more appearing a week later. In the Mediterranean, masks have reportedly been seen floating like jellyfish." [Coronavirus face masks: an environmental disaster that might last generations (theconversation.com)].
Aside from their environmental effects, it is absolutely criminal that masks do not come with health warnings like cigarettes do. Let's go over the mental, emotional, and social side effects of wearing masks:
Mask Side Effects:
· Impacts your ability to smile at others.
· Impacts your ability to be heard audibly.
· Decreases your mood.
· Increases anxiety.
· Increases your fear of other human beings breathing on you.
· Increases societal stigma that healthy people are ill.
· Impacts your ability to breathe fully.
· Erases your unique facial identity.
· Decreases your ability to appear and act human.
If you are struggling to approach people in masks here are three angles:
1. The Comedic Angle: "In the event that you cannot breathe, please remove your mask before assisting others. Oxygen is freely flowing outside."
2. The Compassionate Angle: "I'd love to see that smile! Did you know that smiling increases your immunity and raises the vibration around you?"
3. The Scientific Angle: "Did you know that the environment in your mask can breed microorganisms such as bacteria and mold? You are more susceptible to oral candida infections if you wear your mask for long periods of time."
Want to really delve into the truth about there being no scientific backing to masks? Watch Dr. Judy Mikovitz's awesome presentation!