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Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 03, 2020 08:05AM
Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.

Hi everyone,

Seems like "Social distancing" is the term of the day. I don't like it. I read a letter to the editor about the term and it got me thinking. Social distancing is an oxymoron. The heart of social distancing is physically distancing yourself from people. Why call it social distancing? We need to do is _physically_ distance from each other, which is very different than social distancing.

We are a social people and society. Socializing is a critical part of our well-being. Instead of socially distancing from people, I’m _physically_ distancing myself from them. That way, I can socialize with people from afar and maintain that crucial connection while physically distancing myself from them to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Social distancing, no. Physical distancing, yes. Just socialize from afar.

Just my opinion.

Robert



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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: d4
Date: April 03, 2020 08:14AM
"Social distancing" is a much better term of the day than "aerosolized feces".



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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 03, 2020 09:28AM
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d4
"Social distancing" is a much better term of the day than "aerosolized feces".

Well, no argument there!
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Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 03, 2020 09:55AM
Yeah, the social bit is odd.

Also the part about feces.



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Posted by: Gareth
Date: April 03, 2020 10:03AM
I thought I read or read someone they were going to change the term to physical distancing, but 8 guess that either didn’t happen or didn’t catch on.
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 03, 2020 11:29AM
Po TA to

Po TAH to
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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 03, 2020 11:40AM
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Lux Interior
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d4
"Social distancing" is a much better term of the day than "aerosolized feces".

Well, no argument there!

I'm on board.



It is what it is.
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: Ammo
Date: April 03, 2020 01:16PM
Sadly, too late to change now.



Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass

Until you make your unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. - Carl Jung
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 03, 2020 02:44PM
smiley-signs006

No more an oxymoron than “social isolation”. They both represent states of socialization.
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 03, 2020 02:57PM
Deusx,

The definitions of the terms say otherwise.

Robert
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 03, 2020 02:59PM
.....so this is just a.....'marriage'.......



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I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 03, 2020 03:24PM
I call it MARS TRAINING.
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 05, 2020 12:21PM
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DeusxMac
smiley-signs006

No more an oxymoron than “social isolation”. They both represent states of socialization.

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Robert M
Deusx,

The definitions of the terms say otherwise.

Robert

I would disagree with that interpretation of the definitions, but "social distancing" would still not be an oxymoron any more than "social isolation".
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Re: Physically distance yourself. Socialize from afar.
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 06, 2020 08:23AM
Deus,

I can go with social distancing not necessarily being an oxymoron. I interpret it that way since the term at heart is about physically distancing oneself from others. That implies, not socializing. Social isolation? Definitely more of an oxymoron. Can't be social and isolate oneself from others simultaneously. Doesn't work.

Robert
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