I need to make a correction to my last blog post entitled ‘Judgment’. The correct spacing for social distancing in Canada is 2 meters or approximately 6 feet. I inadvertently wrote 3 meters and I apologize for the mistake.
Of course the point of this blog wasn’t precision of distance but rather an introspection about my judgments. There are different interpretations as to what social distancing really means. Does it mean that you stay in your home and only go out for necessities? Does it mean that you can go for a walk in the neighbourhood if you stay 2 meters apart from other walkers? Does it mean that you can host an outside party if you all stay the proper distance away from each other?
People have their own ideas about what staying at home and social distancing mean. This is the difficult part of our new reality. How careful do we have to be? Where is the line that we cross that puts ourselves and others at risk? We all need to think about that right now.
For all of my readers and those that have responded to my most recent blog post, I had no intention of confronting your behaviours around social distancing. The most important thing is for all of us to look after each other, especially the poor and disadvantaged. They are suffering the most.