Me vs Us: Individual and social rights in retail, lockdowns and the long term

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Me vs Us: Individual and social rights in retail, lockdowns and the long term

Hagen Engler. Picture: Supplied

I bought a pack of face masks, and it was instructive.

Firstly, because the man at the counter said, “We have two packs. How many do you want?” It was the true essence of this social moment, contained in five words. Fear versus love. The individual versus the group. Want? At that moment, I wanted all the face masks on the planet of Earth. I wanted a face mask the size of a hang-glider! I wanted face masks for every square inch of my body! But given the vibe, and conscious that someone else would quite possibly require them, I settled for the one pack of five masks. Magnanimity exhausted, I...



 


 

 

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