There are countless pathways to turnpikes arising from that title; we can be anchored rigidly in a narrow focus or look wider.
Most tangibles, and most people too, can be divided into groups, as starkly contrasted as black is the absence of white – living or dead, the way new differs from not-new, or old. Short or tall. Rich or poor. Well or unwell. Positive or negative. Those who you can trust, or those you cannot. Those who are reliable and those who are not. Open or closed. Fed or starving. Tame or wild. Here or there. Me or you.
It’s fun to do.
Consider sour cream eaters and sour cream avoiders – there is no other category. Drinkers and non-drinkers. Thinkers and the unthinking. I could go on all day. Lately, though, it seems we are being coaxed into thinking that there are three groups: those who died of COVID-19, those who got COVID-19 and still alive, and those who have not yet got COVID-19.
Or is it better represented as these two: those who worry about COVID-19 and those who don’t?
There exists a propensity (i.e., political campaigns) to desire to belong, identify with/follow someone’s opinion or not, be persuaded by their vision. Or not. There is no end of fun in this isometric mental exercise – pushing against nothing or everything. Of course, there are spectrums of nuance in everything; we can also simply state that some are happy, some are not, without the need for another group. Two are enough. Two, that’s all you need.
But we have to question ourselves, rather than have others conclude what we’ve not taken time to think through.
Those who start, and those who stop.
Actually, that’s two-many …
One person can both stop and start because there are not two kinds of people.
I didn’t know tennis was an early love for you. Sports were very important to me growing up, then participating into my 50’s. Once my knees were replaced I was told about pickle ball. It is exhilarating to reclaim that love of movement and competition. Please consider this for yourself, once we can again be allowed to play.( Just grounded again today, but drinking in bars is still ok till 10:00pm...figure that one out!!?.) Lots of PB players come from tennis, racquet ball, ping pong, badminton or squash. Lethbridge Senior Center offers lessons ...I wonder what is available in Calgary? Big you know tons of people, so if the desire emerges, you will solve that, SF, Lethbridge, AB