I Am A Mother And Grandmother, And I Wear A Mask
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

I Am A Mother And Grandmother, And I Wear A Mask For These 6 Reasons

I wear a mask and don't have any problem wearing one.

I Am A Mother And Grandmother, And I Wear A Mask For These 6 Reasons

I have a difficult time watching the videos on social media showing an anti-mask person screaming at the top of his or her lungs that their constitutional rights are being violated. Besides, many say they can't wear a mask for medical reasons, but seldom have proof because I hate to say, screaming indicates to most logical people that their lungs are just fine. If it is an emotional problem, which seems to be their issue, then maybe they should send someone else to purchase their items at their local grocery store or make arrangements with the store they wish to enter so the innocent essential worker is not victimized by an angered guest.

I wear a mask and don't have any problem wearing one, but I thought maybe a list of reasons why my friends, family, and I wear a mask is needed to make some understand the importance:

1. I am a mother and a grandmother, most of the people in my circle are parents as well.

We know the importance of wearing masks to keep ourselves safe because our children don't live with us. They wear their masks to keep their parents safe and healthy as well. I miss kisses from my grandkids, but I can wait until it is safe for all of us to enjoy hugs, kisses, tickles, and even some group cuddles.

2. My politics have nothing to do with wearing a mask.

I respect your political beliefs; however, I also respect the medical specialist that insists wearing a mask will save my life like wearing a seat belt in my car.

3. Most mask-wearing people are terrified of the unknown that this virus causes.

The different side effects that come from contracting it can be long term and that scares many of us. With health care costs being overwhelming, most of us are trying our hardest to prevent any additional expenses a disability resulting from being infected would cause.

4. Wearing a mask is easier and less stressful than being intubated and using a ventilator or needing oxygen for the rest of our life.

Fairly obvious.

5. It is easy to turn to a positive or a different angle on the mask issue.

You can mouth words that could normally be read by others, words like calling a person without a mask on an "asshole." You can also be very anonymous, wearing a mask, sunglasses, and a hat, and nobody knows you left the house and are shopping in the local Target buying items out of character.

6. I have found that masks have become a new fashion statement.

The plain light blue or pink medical masks are the go-to when you walk out of the house and forget your mask. But now some masks represent your personality. I find myself on Amazon browsing for at the styles, colors, and branding that are fun and not that expensive. I am guessing many of us will receive or give a personalized mask as a holiday gift this December.

Even though the benefit of wearing a mask can be personal, it can be considered a life-saving action. Like donating blood or platelets, the act of wearing a mask is saving the life of someone we will never meet.

Report this Content
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.


Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

There's More To A Relationship Than Netflix

Summertime is only 93 days of the year, Find something to do!

Tallie Ammar

Summertime is ideal for more than just hanging out and binging your favorite TV series with your friends. Although summer does bring rain and thunderstorms which is perfect for those binging days, take advantage of those nice and sunny days. There is so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the season before the snow starts to come back. Here are 25 interesting dates that are doable almost anywhere for any age.

Keep Reading... Show less
Leilani Encarnacion

Philadelphia has its beauty, but some of you may have not been to some of the most beautiful hidden spots in the city. This summer is a chance for new adventures and exploring, so here are a few places that I highly recommend you should visit at least once.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments