From Inspirational to Lunatic
I know there are people - "friends" - who are beginning to see me as a lunatic for simply being empowered to think critically about my health and well-being.
I have done all of this without judging, berating, or insulting anyone else for their own choices.
People who know me know that I am generally very reasonable. I am thoughtful, I am deliberate. I am calm. I try to act with respect and integrity in all that I do.
Two years ago, I rejected any further prescriptions of Metformin to manage my PCOS and chose to manage it through nutrition and exercise instead. People called me empowered, strong, inspirational.
Two years before that, I stopped taking hormonal birth control (which had also been aimed at managing my PCOS) because I was concerned about blood clots and other effects of it. To battle the acne that the pill had been managing, I turned to herbal supplements, namely milk thistle, which did in fact help keep my skin clear as I transitioned away from hormonal management.
And again, people said I was empowered, strong, and inspirational.
It was seen as a great quality that I researched, deliberated, and took thoughtful action into the management of my condition and my health to do what was best for me. And my decisions in both cases turned out to be for the best for me.
I have chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is experimental, it is still in the EUA stage. COVID itself has a survival rate of over 99%. I am unconvinced about the effectiveness, the need and of contents of this vaccine.
But now I am a lunatic.
Whereas before I was natural, intentional, conservative, and thoughtful, now I am a stark raving loon and some equate it as being the next worst thing to a murderer, walking around unvaccinated.
It is amazing how the mainstream media has taken such control over the narrative that me, being who I have always been, has taken me from being inspirational to reprehensible, even in the eyes of some friends.
Steve Jobs was right when he said, "The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values, and agenda of an entire generation that is to come."
The media is the storyteller. And everyone is buying the story.