I wish I could take credit for this, but I ripped it from Instagram. It was on the account of @thekangminlee:
“Take your vaccine so mine works better”
This apparently makes sense to 50% of Americans. Leaving aside for the moment that this particular shot would be the first vaccine that ever only works if everyone takes it. Let’s follow this line of thought into other areas of life:
“Take your vitamins so mine work better.”
“You have to exercise to make sure I lose more weight.”
“Wear sunscreen so I’m protected against UV radiation.”
“Stop eating fast food so I won’t gain weight.”
“You shower, so my hair won’t be greasy.”
This is clearly ridiculous and most people would think the person uttering such nonsense is pretty dumb. Apparently, “Take the vaccine so mine works better” does not reveal ignorance, but compassion.
It does, however, speak to the sorry state of American education, and not just recently. This reveals something about the way education has been sliding down hill for at least the past 50 years, if not longer.