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Why Are some People so Selfish? 3000 People in a London Park.

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A London park is to close tomorrow because 3000 people fancied a day in the sun. I find is disheartening that some people are so selfish and did not stay at home today. I honestly can't understand the way some people are. Is it a lack of empathy? Hard to understand.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.standard.co.uk/news/london/brockwell-park-south-london-lockdown-lambeth-sunshine-a4407186.html%3famp

Dani1
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

People do seem to find it hard to have empathy or sympathy towards strangers and do not seem to care if their acts hurt others as they won't be hurt by any consequences. But just see how angry they would be if any of their loved ones came to harm because of the selfish acts of others.

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Honestly I just can't understand it. I've been walking home and want to say to people laughing and messing about outside to go home. Some of these people sunbathing are probably clapping on a Thursday. It is shocking and sad that it's still happening.

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greatdeals121
greatdeals1212 months ago

Lynibis I totally agree people are selfish and don't care for others as they know they will face no consequences but when family members come to harm they won't be happy.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

It's funny isn't?

Before Covid-19 reached the UK, those exact idiots were most likely indoors on their tablets/xboxes/laptops all day. But now, they can't seem to stay in! xx

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Hi, that's probably the truth and I agree that they are idiots. Not sure if they will wake up so I imagine more parks will close soon x๐Ÿ’–

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

Dani1 Hi i am thinking that too they might close more park soon because of these selfish people they donโ€™t listen . one of park near to my sister house there was 20 menโ€™s was having drinks few days ago someone report it then police came they gave warning and they removed them from the park. in my area people walks like nothing happened I am quite worried about my little one itโ€™s been third day he want to go out but I donโ€™t let him because you never know those people walking outside might have virus they donโ€™t even use ๐Ÿ˜ท my son has asthma problem as well . these selfish people donโ€™t even think there is little ones they need little walk at least once a day . I have no words to say anything. please take care of yourself and family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Hi RegularComper90 sorry I meant to ask how you've been doing? x

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Sanitation1234 Why do those selfish people seem to find it so difficult to stay indoors?

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Dani1 I have been doing well. Thanks for asking. Been keeping myself fairly busy. x

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Sanitation1234 Hi, I think they will close more parks too. I hope so. People will have to exercise in gardens if they have one or in their homes. It's a small price to pay. It'a best to stay home at the moment. Take care too and best wishes to you and all your family xโค๏ธ

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

RegularComper90 That's so lovely to hear x Keeping busy is definitely the way to go. It is such a surreal time. We will get through this x

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

Dani1 Thanks we have big garden but my son all day do sit by the window and complain about why he canโ€™t go out why all people walking out thank God my other 2 kids teenagers I have only one who complain all day I canโ€™t handle it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ take care ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

RegularComper90 Thanks what sheโ€™ll I say selfish mad what else they should stay home at least . itโ€™s too much for us especially I am feeling right now canโ€™t explain you my son he is playing ps4 right now later see he will start again .๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Sanitation1234 Hi, ah I know it is hard but it's not a good idea to go out especially when you have a child who is asthmatic. That great that you have a big garden. One of my nieces is 3 and was asking why she couldn't go to parks and other people's houses. They explained to her about lockdown and that all the parks are closed etc. She was on the phone to me talking about lockdown. It is difficult but we will get through this x

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Ar scรกth a chรฉile a mhaireann na daoine.

Under the shelter of each other, people survive โค๏ธ

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Lack of common sense. If everybody who went out just kept moving and maintained a safe distance from each other, this virus would not spread. It's not rocket science.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

The theory is good,but not sure would work with 3000 of them๐Ÿค”

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Hi Dennab I think you are right it may be lack of common sense. It's been explained so many times though that's it's for exercise not for lying in the sun. I just don't understand the ignorance x

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Caz2 No of course but if everybody kept moving and only did an hour or two exercise a day, by the law of averages there would not be 3000 people anywhere at once.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

W.T.F??? Which part of everyone telling them to STAY AT HOME cant they grasp exactly??? And what sun? In lancashire usual crap weather,and today dull and windy.happy to stay in tbh.and if we ever get a bit of sun,whats wrong with youre gardens?

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Not everyone has a garden, We dont. I'd love to go out, see friends, enjoy the sun. but I'm not an idiot ( well not in this case ๐Ÿ˜€)

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

It is frustrating and disapointing. Some people just don't care. It hasn't affected their lives enough yet so going to the park in the sun means more than saving lives x

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

Glitterandgold Thatโ€™s not a problem everyone allowed to go out but some people donโ€™t take this matter seriously . of course you are not one of them lots of ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜Štake care I am happy now to talk to you all stay safe๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Glitterandgold ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜…but honest.lol

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Caz2 i understand not everyones got a garden,but you have to make do,you can excercise in house,and open windows for air,they dont all need to rush to the park do they.๐Ÿค”

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

People being idiots is nothing new, but it's all the more frustrating when you & the vast majority of people are doing what needs to be done & these doylums think they can just do as they want. I'd love to go out right now, but I'd love this virus to do one & things to get back to normal asap far more. Shame they dont!

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Hi Glitterandgold I couldn't agree more ๐Ÿ˜ People were told to stay home this weekend as there was to be warm weather in parts of the uk. It's just selfish of the minority putting lives at risk x

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Ive not heard that word doylems since a close friends dad passed away about 25 years ago..๐Ÿ˜he said it a lot...not about us though..๐Ÿ˜

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Caz2 Its a very apt sounding description isnt it. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I hear it used frequently round my neck of the woods.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Dani1 It is. My son hasn't seen his girlfriend in almost 3 weeks due to lockdown & is finding it very tough, hes been getting mad at people not listening & finds it very unfair & selfish. Rightly so!

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Glitterandgold i dont know where you are,but my friends dad hailed from scarborough area at one time i believe.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Caz2 I'm from just outside Newcastle but I believe it's a fairly common word in the North East so likely it reaches as far as Scarborough.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago
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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

They all are making my blood boil half of them have never exercised before only to shop to get there cream cakes sorry if sounds like am upsetting people but in their lycra gear as size who know what camel toe on show and the men in their budgie shorts. Just stay home

Your grandparents who called to war you lot were told to just sit on your arse

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Hi, Ann1984 the descriptions of the outfits made me laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚ Staying at home isn't a big ask x

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Dani1 someone had to say it give me a megaphone and I be happy to shout it to them.

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

Ann1984 ๐Ÿ˜‚ They need some drones telling people to go home and stop sunbathing.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

So true.they should make these buggers join up & do work on the front line in the hospitals,or help the army to deliver the medical supplies,that would 'get them out of the house' wouldnt it?๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‰

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Ann1984 yes,why cant they go round doing that everywhere- the megaphone thing,after all,they do it when elections are on..๐Ÿค”

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

To be fair many if not most of the people who went to Brockwell Park probably went there to get their recommended daily exercise. The majority probably were observing instructions about not interacting with people you don't live with and keeping your distance from others. The figure of 3,000 people is spread over the day and not at one time. There are some very big parks or green spaces in London such as Regent's Park, Richmond Park, Hampstead Heath. You can easily fit hundreds of people in any of them at one time and it will still feel empty. Not everyone in London or other cities is fortunate enough to have their own garden. I don't have a problem with someone sitting on the grass for 10-20min if they are keeping their distance from others. I would feel safer visiting a large park than I do shopping at my local supermarket.

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
2 months ago

I agree the majority are following the social distancing instructions. Unfortunately it's the selfish minority that are risking lives. I do have a problem with people sitting in parks as they are not getting exercise. Supermarkets are bringing in measures to help people to shop two meters apart.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

It showed it on tv- there were LOADS of em in that park,AT ONCE!

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Dani1 supermarkets already have๐Ÿค—

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michellejwest
michellejwest2 months ago

I'm blessed and have a garden and truly sympathise with people who are stuck in flats and the like but please will they not stop and think, they are endangering lives, especially our key workers.

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Mummy18
Mummy182 months ago

I really donโ€™t understand what needs to happen for them to get it! They are so stupid but would be the first to complain if anyone passed the virus on to them or their families. Would serve them right. These people are role models for children, they need to get a grip

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

If they got it or their families and (God forbid!) Anyone died THEN they would get the message,...but you know,'too little too late๐Ÿค”

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Mummy18
Mummy182 months ago

Caz2 exactly! I really donโ€™t get how they can be so naive and stupid

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Until recently, those people were probably the ones who were stuck indoors all day on their computers/tablets/xboxes. But now they can't seem to stay in!

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

All the kids& younger people i know are so afraid of never having a future that theyre obeying the rules..๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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SuzJ
SuzJ2 months ago

There's been a lot made in the press of teens not following the lockdown and to be fair I've seen photos of groups of kids out and about locally. However, my neighbours are all elderly and all in the high risk bracket. It took a good few days for them to settle into the lockdown - prior to that they were still having grandkids round, gardeners in, builders in. We had the old man across the road a few days ago (easily in his eighties, heart condition) knock on the door just for a chat (and get told gently that we weren't taking risks with our little one and that he needed to leave). There was a radio phone locally in with people in this age bracket who said they've had their lives and if they get it, they get it - which would be fine if it was only them it infected and not the copious amounts of other people they come into contact with. It's been difficult to explain to my 17-year old that she can't visit her best friend when people in the street are inviting their families round.

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