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Gotta love the Asians

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posted on 5/7/22

https://qz.com/299003/a-quick-history-of-why-asians-wear-surgical-masks-in-public/

posted on 5/7/22

comment by Boris 'Inky’ Gibson (U5901)
posted 2 minutes ago
https://qz.com/299003/a-quick-history-of-why-asians-wear-surgical-masks-in-public/
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That makes me love them even more

posted on 5/7/22

They're weird.

posted on 5/7/22

comment by Boris 'Inky’ Gibson (U5901)
posted 1 minute ago
They're weird.
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They’re smarter than us. Hence why I’m looking to them for guidance on all things ‘how to survive the world’ rather than the stupid west.

posted on 5/7/22

Dude, sometimes I get scared when I see someone with a mask...Just that reaction of do the know something that I don't?

posted on 5/7/22

Tbf, i think Robb is half trolling but he is also raises a very good point

is the individualistic mentality in the west truely better than eastan/asian ideology of society over personal happiness?


posted on 5/7/22

comment by Garner be a star (U13920)
posted 5 seconds ago
Tbf, i think Robb is half trolling but he is also raises a very good point

is the individualistic mentality in the west truely better than eastan/asian ideology of society over personal happiness?

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*eastern/asian

posted on 5/7/22

comment by Garner be a star (U13920)
posted 1 second ago
Tbf, i think Robb is half trolling but he is also raises a very good point

is the individualistic mentality in the west truely better than eastan/asian ideology of society over personal happiness?



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In fairness I’m being playful with my tone but I do 100% mean what I say. There is a huge Asian population in Sydney and almost to a man, they’re wearing masks on trains and pretty much anywhere you’d think a mask would be important. I respect that level of intelligence. (To be clear, I always wear a mask so I’m not being a hypocrite).

As for your other question, I’m not sure what is better out of individuality or collective responsibility but I’m sure as the century goes on one of those will dominate the other and perhaps it’s time to see how that works out for the world

posted on 5/7/22

So the takeaway here is that Asians are smart
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See what you did there

posted on 5/7/22

comment by Garner be a star (U13920)
posted 10 minutes ago
comment by Garner be a star (U13920)
posted 5 seconds ago
Tbf, i think Robb is half trolling but he is also raises a very good point

is the individualistic mentality in the west truely better than eastan/asian ideology of society over personal happiness?

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*eastern/asian
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Not sure it is society based any more than other places. China for instance has many cases of people, including children dying on roads after being run over and then being ignored.

The mask thing is one thing, just like the roads thing above.

Different cultures have their good, their bad, their mad. Asia as mentioned has billions of people in it and it's vastly different region to region

posted on 5/7/22

Tbf when you think about it the Asian mask model is very sensible. Even after everything that's happened you can't afford to take a day off for a cold at a lot of places, so you have to be a hero and come into work. In those instances or generally being on public transit during the winter, it makes so much sense to mask up.

I still do it in certain situations, but not to the same extent I was.

posted on 5/7/22

I have COVID now. It's not fun.

posted on 6/7/22

Mugs

posted on 6/7/22

comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 47 minutes ago
Dude, sometimes I get scared when I see someone with a mask...Just that reaction of do the know something that I don't?
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Tbf morespurs, you should be getting that feeling mask or no mask

posted on 6/7/22

Yeah fair play to them. This pandemic has just highlighted how dumb a majority are. Not saying don't get on with life but common sense doesn't have to stop. Busy place? Mask the feck up ffs.

posted on 6/7/22

comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
Dude, sometimes I get scared when I see someone with a mask...Just that reaction of do the know something that I don't?
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Surely a familiar feeling?

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Melbourne Red (U5417)
posted 3 hours, 15 minutes ago
I have COVID now. It's not fun.
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U ok huuun?

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Robb - it’s Andrew Tate’s world and we’re just living in it. (U22716)
posted 7 hours, 39 minutes ago
comment by Boris 'Inky’ Gibson (U5901)
posted 1 minute ago
They're weird.
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They’re smarter than us. Hence why I’m looking to them for guidance on all things ‘how to survive the world’ rather than the stupid west.
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How to survive the world??

They are the ones that brought us the virus in the first place

posted on 6/7/22

comment by FFS Dunc FFS (U11713)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Robb - it’s Andrew Tate’s world and we’re just living in it. (U22716)
posted 7 hours, 39 minutes ago
comment by Boris 'Inky’ Gibson (U5901)
posted 1 minute ago
They're weird.
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They’re smarter than us. Hence why I’m looking to them for guidance on all things ‘how to survive the world’ rather than the stupid west.
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How to survive the world??

They are the ones that brought us the virus in the first place
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Nah, that was Fauci and his gain of func… oh, let me log out of my TUX account.

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Two Balls, One Saka (U19684)
posted 7 hours, 42 minutes ago
comment by Garner be a star (U13920)
posted 10 minutes ago
comment by Garner be a star (U13920)
posted 5 seconds ago
Tbf, i think Robb is half trolling but he is also raises a very good point

is the individualistic mentality in the west truely better than eastan/asian ideology of society over personal happiness?

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*eastern/asian
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Not sure it is society based any more than other places. China for instance has many cases of people, including children dying on roads after being run over and then being ignored.

The mask thing is one thing, just like the roads thing above.

Different cultures have their good, their bad, their mad. Asia as mentioned has billions of people in it and it's vastly different region to region
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There are also strong collectivist traditions/societies in parts of the West, including, to give just two examples, in North America (until the Brits showed up) and contemporary Scandinavia.

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Bobby Dazzler (U1449)
posted 8 hours, 42 minutes ago
So the takeaway here is that Asians are smart
———
See what you did there
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Lamb Madras & Keema rice for me...ta

posted on 6/7/22

comment by FFS Dunc FFS (U11713)
posted 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
comment by Robb - it’s Andrew Tate’s world and we’re just living in it. (U22716)
posted 7 hours, 39 minutes ago
comment by Boris 'Inky’ Gibson (U5901)
posted 1 minute ago
They're weird.
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They’re smarter than us. Hence why I’m looking to them for guidance on all things ‘how to survive the world’ rather than the stupid west.
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How to survive the world??

They are the ones that brought us the virus in the first place
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comment by Ace (U22861)

posted on 6/7/22

Wear a mask ffs. No chance. Covid is no different to the common cold, I had it a few months ago and I’ve honestly had worse hangovers. Not gonna spend the rest of my life phannying around living in a shell to try and dodge some virtually harmless virus, it’s part of life now and we just have to accept it and get the fack on with it.

As for the the people that die or might die of it, so what? If they are that vulnerable the if it’s wasn’t covid it would be the flu, or pneumonia or something else that got them instead. It’s the cycle of life, people die every minute of every day, just as people are born every minute of every day. Get over it.

posted on 6/7/22

I thought they wear masks because of the air quality in most of their major cities

posted on 6/7/22

Yep, Ace has a point.

We should remove speed limits, traffic lights and seatbelt requirements, as well as the need for people to take driving tests; repeal all building regs and let people knock up what they want; remove age limits on firework sales; allow farmers to feed cattle their dead relatives; moonshine? bring it on; legalise gun, hand grenade and bazooka ownership; and bin the NHS.

People die every minute of every day. Get over it.

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