When asked about William Willis and Hannah Lawnsley, who traveled to Wanaka’s villa, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that other Auckland citizens “looked very vaguely at Auckland citizens who weren’t doing their thing. “.Video / pool
According to Dunedin psychiatrists, the “cruel” reaction to Auckland’s couple breaking the Level 4 blockade is the product of a campaign of fear that causes people to lose their humanity.
Last week, Auckland couples William Willis, 35, and Hannah Lawnsley, 26, escaped the blockade and flew to Wanaka’s villa, exploding anger on social media.
Dr. Chris Gale, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago Department of Psychology, said stressed people do stupid things and Auckland people are exposed to “extreme stress.”
It was important that the couple’s actions were unacceptable, but they were scapegoats of disproportionate atrocities, including threats of murder, he said.
Positive strengthening worked better than punishment, so people should be interested in helping those who break the rules to do better.
He said the public should thank the couple for making their mistakes, rather than blaming them.
Most people forget about their spouse within a week and new goals emerge for people to turn their anger.
Part of the anger at the couple came from a “long-term horror campaign” from the government and the media over Covid-19.
“It’s been said many times that everyone should be scared,” he said.
People have told people that New Zealand can stop the virus if the rules are followed, but it wasn’t that simple.
The emotional nature drew a picture that if you broke the rules, you were “evil.”
Social media nourished those emotions and kept people away from the care of others.
Whether talking to a struggling neighbor or visiting an elderly family member in need, most would have broken the rules in some way.
He said breaking the rules to help someone might be right in some cases.
“There is more in life than Covid, and there is more in life than these rules.”
He said the Ministry of Health is “incredibly controlled” and should stop trying to fine-tune people’s lives while constantly changing strict rules.
New Zealand should be adaptable as the current blockage was not long-term sustainable as people continue to break the blockade.
“At the end of all this, no one remembers how compliant you were with the rules, but your neighbors remember how much you care about them.”
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