People have rediscovered nature

Oct 25, 2017
5,550
Brooklyn
Do you have teens? Good luck trying to tell them what to do. Go tell their parents to force their kids to stay inside.

People can go out for a walk.
The funny thing is, people always accuse kids these days with being glued to their phones and not having face to face social interaction with their peers, and now with this pandemic going on, being glued to their phone and not having face to face social interaction would be for the best forever one.
 

thePopaShots

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Nov 27, 2017
652
We have mostly been going out in the backyard and for walks around the block where there is no foot traffic that can't easily be avoided. We are definitely staying away from parks or trails that get a lot of people, which has been a bummer for our two year old, but we are managing.
 
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Wag

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Nov 3, 2017
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He is describing people who are NOT practicing proper social distancing.
Once again, rural.

I assume the majority of the people on the forum live in urban areas? That’s not how it is here, and I assume it’s this way for the majority of the country. People are generally keeping their distance.

Unfortunately it’s the kids that appear to be the major problem.
 

HTupolev

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Oct 27, 2017
922
I don’t live in NYC. People apparently don’t understand the definition of “rural”. With the exception of teens people are generally doing a good job at social distancing, there are just a lot of people outside.
If a large fraction of people are mingling between groups, it's breaking the "social distancing" that other people are doing. People need to isolate as much as practicable, to minimize transfer of cases between households and help this whole thing become more trackable.

It doesn't matter how "rural" it is if kids and teens are mingling.
 

aimless

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Mar 8, 2020
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Once again, rural.

I assume the majority of the people on the forum live in urban areas? That’s not how it is here, and I assume it’s this way for the majority of the country. People are generally keeping their distance.

Unfortunately it’s the kids that appear to be the major problem.
I can’t with this. Jesus Christ.
 

xxracerxx

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Oct 25, 2017
20,754
Once again, rural.

I assume the majority of the people on the forum live in urban areas? That’s not how it is here, and I assume it’s this way for the majority of the country. People are generally keeping their distance.

Unfortunately it’s the kids that appear to be the major problem.
What does rural have to do with any of this? People are calling out the teens here.
 

Nothing Loud

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Oct 25, 2017
4,130
Last weekend I saw people in Seattle at the park playing contact sports with their kids and riding bikes together. Look I get that Seattle spring is gorgeous but GTFInside!
 

aimless

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Mar 8, 2020
360
He's describing what he is observing for good or bad, there is nothing he can do about it. Are you yelling at everybody that doesn't practice social distancing?
What are you missing here? I’m yelling at him for what HE doesn’t understand, not about what he can or can’t do about the people he observed. He needs to understand this, because everybody needs to understand this right now. It’s kind of important.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,550
Brooklyn
Once again, rural.

I assume the majority of the people on the forum live in urban areas? That’s not how it is here, and I assume it’s this way for the majority of the country. People are generally keeping their distance.

Unfortunately it’s the kids that appear to be the major problem.
No matter how rural it is, the kids are still massing together then going back to their families lmao

Of course nothing you can do about it unless you get that megaphone and hop on a bike.
 

Necromanti

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Oct 25, 2017
3,158
I've been hearing way too many anecdotes about people in different countries/cities reporting seeing more people out and about than usual at certain spots. And it's not just children.
 

Stop It

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Oct 25, 2017
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Apparently Era is going to cancel nature now.

Good luck keeping all the teens inside that are out of school, especially those that live in small town rural America. I’m sure you do as well with your own kids.
I live in a town of less than 20,000 people. We are in lockdown conditions. The Police are moving people on.

It sucks.

It's what's needed right now.

Again, this isn't a holiday for anyone, do no treat it like one.
 

Ensorcell

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Oct 27, 2017
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What are you missing here? I’m yelling at him for what HE doesn’t understand, not about what he can or can’t do about the people he observed. He needs to understand this, because everybody needs to understand this right now. It’s kind of important.
Well I pretty sure he's heard it now and getting upset on a message board will not change anything so it's a fool's errand. A LOT of people are not taking social distancing seriously.
 

inguef

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
15,940
Once again, rural.

I assume the majority of the people on the forum live in urban areas? That’s not how it is here, and I assume it’s this way for the majority of the country. People are generally keeping their distance.

Unfortunately it’s the kids that appear to be the major problem.
The pandemic also affects rural areas.
As someone said, it only takes one mistake to infect an entire community.
 
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Wag

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Nov 3, 2017
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Well I pretty sure he's heard it now and being getting upset on a message board will not change anything so it's a fool's errand. A LOT of people are not taking social distancing seriously.
I’m aware of it,. The adults are doing a good job. I just get the sense that everyone complaining about the kids doesn’t have any of their own or are kids themselves.

I can tell my 16yr old to stay inside until I’m blue in the face but in the end if he decides to go out and hang with friends there isn’t much I can do.
 

inguef

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
15,940
I can tell my 16yr old to stay inside until I’m blue in the face but in the end if he decides to go out and hang with friends there isn’t much I can do.
I'm not a parent, but.. surely there must be a way to get him to understand? Show him what is happening in the world, and how it is happening.
 

Kyuuji

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Nov 8, 2017
10,205
Apparently Era is going to cancel nature now.

Good luck keeping all the teens inside that are out of school, especially those that live in small town rural America. I’m sure you do as well with your own kids.
I can tell my 16yr old to stay inside until I’m blue in the face but in the end if he decides to go out and hang with friends there isn’t much I can do.
Once again as others have been saying:
Considering a large amount of entire countries are under lockdown a number of parents are managing to get their teenagers to respect lockdown rules, yes.

That said the issue is with the groups as you described, not individuals wanting to go outside for a walk in a local area (assuming people aren't travelling distances to it).
 
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Wag

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Nov 3, 2017
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Once again as others have been saying:
And I’m telling you this is rural Ma, the people out are townies. There is no lockdown here- there is a “stay at home” order and people are allowed to go out for a walk.

You are free to come to Ma and go to every single rural town and stress that people need to avoid social contact. I’m sure this is the case for most of rural America.

I’m done here.
 

sarumog

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Oct 27, 2017
943
I go on the allowed walk every day in San Francisco. I pass the beach on my walk and they are packed with people hanging out on the beach. Unreal
 

Kyuuji

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Nov 8, 2017
10,205
And I’m telling you this is rural Ma, the people out are townies. There is no lockdown here- there is a “stay at home” order and people are allowed to go out for a walk.

You are free to come to Ma and go to every single rural town and stress that people need to avoid social contact. I’m sure this is the case for most of rural America.

I’m done here.
For a third time; the issue isn’t with individuals wanting to go out for a local walk it’s with the groups as you described. If it’s people from urban environments travelling to rural and/or isolated communities / spots near to them then that would also be an issue.

It shouldn’t be surprising that people are pointing out that among millions locked down across entire countries that yes, there are parents that are managing to get their children to respect lockdown. In the UK your son would have to explain to the police for himself why he was outside with his group of friends. It might not be that severe in terms of mandated requirements where you are but treating it seriously before it gets to the point where you need to is a point in trying to prevent it from getting that far. Again, going out for a walk in your local area isn’t the issue it’s the mingling and grouping you describe that’s been seen as the problem.

No one is saying it’s easy, but we’re also not talking about your average Thursday where your child (or anyone else’s, for there’s a reason his friends are out) wants to see his friends.
 
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inguef

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
15,940
Apparently Era is going to cancel nature now.

Good luck keeping all the teens inside that are out of school, especially those that live in small town rural America. I’m sure you do as well with your own kids.
Isn't it your responsibility to make sure that your 16yo is aware that we are currently suffering a pandemic, and that he can 1) get infected or 2) spread the infection and possibly cause multiple people to require hospitalization?

These are special times. Surely there must be a way to get him to understand? He shouldn't be hanging out with other kids.

I don't understand your comment regarding 'cancelling nature', it just makes me think you are trolling.
 

Grunge_Hamster

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
5,888
Of all the times to rediscover nature! >:v Meanwhile I can't even go out to work and with no savings...
Hopefully, they live in a country with a sound health system at least 🙄
 

Lashes2ashes

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Dec 18, 2017
630
Roseburg Oregon
I’m starting to think the vast majority of users on reset era only live in huge urban environment? I spend all day today skateboarding around my town in Oregon and have not come within twenty yards of any one, and that’s how it always is here.
 

Border

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Oct 25, 2017
10,631
Yeah, lots of people going for walks, riding their bikes, and enjoying the local parks.

My roommate just went out to play disc golf at the park that is a little south of here.

I went to the duck pond and fed peas to some ducks.
 

muteKi

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Oct 22, 2018
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I’m starting to think the vast majority of users on reset era only live in huge urban environment?
The vast majority of everyone only live in large urban environments. But that's somewhat definitional.

It's definitely true that it's better to have people not solely confined to their houses but still respecting the social distancing rules than forcing them inside all the time. Same thing with trying to keep people from going to the stores, getting food from restaurants (take-out/delivery of course). Fetishizing the indoors just promotes hoarding and cabin fever. Better to have people moderate their outside time, because they can't keep themselves free of exposure to the rest of the world anyway.
 

overcast

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Oct 25, 2017
8,556
Nothing wrong with some people going out for walks/runs, but groups are certainly a bad thing. I don't think the op meant harm with this thread.
 
I’m aware of it,. The adults are doing a good job. I just get the sense that everyone complaining about the kids doesn’t have any of their own or are kids themselves.

I can tell my 16yr old to stay inside until I’m blue in the face but in the end if he decides to go out and hang with friends there isn’t much I can do.
I'm a parent. If you can't tell a 16 year old why he should not meet with his friends right now, you're either not trying hard enough or not doing a good job at explaining why.
 

RatskyWatsky

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nothing wrong with some people going out for walks/runs, but groups are certainly a bad thing. I don't think the op meant harm with this thread.
In many states that are under state wide stay at home orders, national parks remain open and city parks are extending their hours, as many people are exercising outside in lieu of gyms being closed. As long as people are practicing proper social distancing, exercising outdoors seems to be well within the rules~
 

GuitarGuruu

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Oct 26, 2017
3,161
My state waived the fee of all park entries for the duration of our lock down and is encouraging people to go to these parks soo.
 

JCizzle

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Oct 26, 2017
2,921
In many states that are under state wide stay at home orders, national parks remain open and city parks are extending their hours, as many people are exercising outside in lieu of gyms being closed. As long as people are practicing proper social distancing, exercising outdoors seems to be well within the rules~
Even Dr. Fauci goes on long walks outside. I understand the need to be safe, but being outside AT A SAFE DISTANCE has to be one of the healthier things you can do. It's not like a store where the germs will linger in an isolated area.