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WindChimeTinkle Tue 20-Oct-20 16:36:09

The country is falling apart, mass unemployment looming, unrest, mental health crisis, education of a generation screwed, people in care homes isolated and alone......what the fucking hell is going on. I can't take anymore

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frozendaisy Tue 20-Oct-20 16:39:02

We're not the only ones.

Yep it's bleak.

MillieEpple Tue 20-Oct-20 16:42:11

Can you focus on something trivial to distract you. Like get all het up that you cant get hold of exactly the right shade or orange pumpkin.

BillywilliamV Tue 20-Oct-20 16:43:00

We’ll bounce back, worse things have happened!

ThirteenOClock Tue 20-Oct-20 16:43:29

Yanbu flowers

guitarstringseadgbe Tue 20-Oct-20 16:44:25

I agree, I am worried sick now

QueenofmyPrinces Tue 20-Oct-20 16:44:49

I think the unrest is going to be our major downfall. People are only going to abide by all these rules and trust the Government for so long, and when that falls apart then God help us.

I agree with you - we are all truly fucked.

Desmondo2016 Tue 20-Oct-20 16:46:02

Keep calm and carry on eh?!

GirlCrush Tue 20-Oct-20 16:46:15

Suddenly the lowly paid workers are the ones with secure jobs

Carers,driving and retail are good jobs to be in right now, though traditionally these jobs were looked down on

How times are changing!

I agree with pp. we will bounce back.

PracticingPerson Tue 20-Oct-20 16:46:59

Yanbu to feel worried, and I feel worried at times, but don't feel as negative about it all, I still have hope.

Take care of yourself flowers

unmarkedbythat Tue 20-Oct-20 16:49:52

The darkest moment is before the dawn.

I am scared and angry and miserable too, but op, together we have hope. We do.

flowers

DownToTheSeaAgain Tue 20-Oct-20 16:52:05

I'm watching the Handmaids Tale. Watching another dystopian mess helps put this one in perspective.

herecomesthsun Tue 20-Oct-20 16:57:10

I think we will collectively find a way through this. We will find a vaccine, change the way we do things a bit, get quicker better tests and we might make changes that will stand us in good stead for the future.

More money, time and effort on health and education would be a good thing.

More outdoor activities would be good.

I think the prevalence and risks of infection will fall, and when that happens, houses, cinemas, theatres and concert halls will still be standing. There will be an appetite for getting together and for going out and I think (and fervently hope) we will have good times and parties again.

But for now I am being really careful.

OldLeatherSuitcase Tue 20-Oct-20 16:57:43

It is all quite shit but the only way to get through it is to try and stay positive and take each day at a time.

TheLobster Tue 20-Oct-20 16:58:58

Me neither op. At this point I just want to know does this Manchester lockdown mean gyms and sport centres are going to close but I'm scared to check because if it does I will seriously have nothing to live for

TheLobster Tue 20-Oct-20 16:59:40

DownToTheSeaAgain

I'm watching the Handmaids Tale. Watching another dystopian mess helps put this one in perspective.

Don't worry that one is coming soon too

CovidClara Tue 20-Oct-20 16:59:43

GirlCrush

Suddenly the lowly paid workers are the ones with secure jobs

Carers,driving and retail are good jobs to be in right now, though traditionally these jobs were looked down on

How times are changing!

I agree with pp. we will bounce back.

Retail jobs are not secure
There will be less demand for carers as there will be less elderly people

Emma10702 Tue 20-Oct-20 16:59:56

It is very shit at the moment but it won’t be forever. Hang on in there everyone flowers

PumpkinetChocolat Tue 20-Oct-20 17:00:00

Some of us have become extremely sensitive hmm
It seems our rich countries have become so spoilt that any inconvenience and we crumble completely. God forbid we ever run into REAL problems!

I don't wish for them, but I was marginally more concerned when we were faced with terrorists attacks not that long ago than the few restrictions we have now. I guess unless people are disturbed in their own little bubble they don't really care?

Heartofstrings Tue 20-Oct-20 17:00:14

I think the thing that concerns me is this is GLOBAL. it's terrifying

the80sweregreat Tue 20-Oct-20 17:01:34

It is grim . Very unsettling all round.

S111n20 Tue 20-Oct-20 17:02:40

Yanbu

moose62 Tue 20-Oct-20 17:03:09

Yes it is terrifying and frightening but really we need to pull ourselves together and find ways to cope. Wallowing doesn't help!

CoffeeInAnIV Tue 20-Oct-20 17:03:24

YANBU thanks

It's really, really shit.

Zaphodsotherhead Tue 20-Oct-20 17:03:25

What I always quote here is the Foot and Mouth crisis back in 2000.

Here in the countryside it was devastating. Farmers lost their whole flocks and herds. There was a mass mental health crisis and financial crisis in the whole industry. People couldn't travel, couldn't go on holiday (in this country). Farms were locked down, no travel in or out. It was horrible, awful. Huge impace.

And now? Almost no one remembers it. Farmers have new flocks and herds, new bloodlines. The countryside isn't overgrown acres of unowned land (as was predicted by all the farmers going out of business). Everything bounced back, apart from a few souls who were so shocked and devastated that they went out of farming altogether.

We will bounce back. Humans want the status quo restored as soon as possible. Give us a vaccine and we'll all be back out there pubbing and clubbing as fast as anything. New businesses will take the place of ones that went out of business. In twenty years, this will just be a memory.

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