Report Reblogged:It Is Not 'Self-Interest' to Take Illness Lightly in The Objectivism Meta-Blog Discussion Posted December 5, 2020 2 hours ago, whYNOT said: DM, you would have it that children would all be masked up too, I guess. Not because they are at much more than the least risk, but because they must protect any one who may be? You must have seen them, or know of a few. Look at them out in that dangerous place called "In Public", their large eyes appearing over their masks, their paranoid parents having warned them, and nagging them, don't touch that; don't play with those kids; don't approach those adults. What kind of curious, inquiring, happy go lucky lives are they enjoying? You said I exaggerate the psychological consequences. Truth is I haven't touched the surface, but here's one stab of prediction. For anything up to the next 50 years today's children will be lining up outside psychotherapists rooms and probably addicted to all manner of substances. And paranoid over their own kids, and... and so on. The far-reaching psychological costs for a society amount also to sacrifices. No sacrifices on their part are too great when his precious serenity is attached to the matter.