Jedi Council Member
Personally, I tend to go with my feeling and intuition with regard to the specific situation. But after an initial phase of complete anger and "rebellious" urges, I now consider those a weakness. It's just not worth the trouble and there are many other things I want to spend my energy on. It is, after all, just a piece of cloth - at least in most situations. That is not to say that I don't use my wiggle-room to the max. Perhaps it's a subtle question of attitude: do I wear the mask because I'm too afraid of the authorities? Because I believe in the Covid scam? Or because I choose my battles and want to conserve energy?
For me, it's a matter of being strategic. What brings out the Nazis is often not so much the fact that you are not wearing a mask, but that you dare going against the authorities. So for example if someones "catches" me, I simply tell them "oops, I forgot". Or "Ah, I just had a coffee and forgot" or something. This immediately puts them at ease, because they think I'm with them, believe in Covid, and trust the authorities. Another trick is to strategically wear the mask at some occasions where people see you, and then don't wear it much of the time. Even if someone "catches" you (such as in the office, in the train etc.), they won't put you in the "Covid denier" category. Because that's what freaks them out.
Good advise on strategic enclosure luc. I suppose it all depends. The only time I've worn one (except when I was in France and on the plane, doing what you said above) is when bringing my elderly client to appointments. Put it on when entering, take it off in the waiting room and back on when in with the doc. If it becomes problematic for me elsewhere then I'll wear one, until such a time I refuse. Very rarely am I asked though, I don't use public transport, that's where a lot of the hassle is and hospitals.
I agree, People should be strategic in certain situations. Everyone's situation is different, the people they come across during their day, what they are doing, where they are going etc.