Treat public like adults

The first minister has emphasised treating the public like adults when discussing the way ahead. In the same context can people not be trusted to carry out leisure activities such as fishing, horse riding, golfing, bowling to name a few. These are non contact sports that would enhance physical and mental health.

Why the contribution is important

For physical and mental health enhancement. A large number of older people live alone and the above named activities also help them to contact friends through sport while social distancing

by Nosnevets on May 08, 2020 at 11:53AM

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  • Posted by slimbofat May 08, 2020 at 12:26

    Well said! Treating people like adults extends further than candid daily updates. The public need to be trusted - we don’t need endless advice on how to go about daily tasks. The important messages can be watered down when this happens.
  • Posted by GeorgeMac May 08, 2020 at 12:53

    Candid? Obfuscating and not answering straight questions is not treating the public like adults.
  • Posted by Lord_Lookin May 08, 2020 at 12:59

    At last someone talking more sense than the First Minister. Fishing, golf, hillwalking all are non risk activities. We need to be allowed to get back to normal ASAP.
  • Posted by Islander64 May 08, 2020 at 13:13

    The public can’t be trusted, that’s why we’ve had laws to keep us all in line for hundreds of years. People tend to focus on their own wants and needs rather than the greater good. You only have to scroll down the ideas on this discussion forum to quickly realise that the vast majority are centred on things that will benefit the individual rather than the majority of society. The evidence is that the more people go out, the bigger the risk that the NHS will be overwhelmed. The message is the same... Stay in until you’re told it’s ok to go out.
  • Posted by SusanH May 08, 2020 at 14:39

    I totally agree with the above. We need to think of the common good, on taking care of the whole of society, not just ourselves
  • Posted by Nosnevets May 10, 2020 at 11:10

    I suppose I may be coming at this from a personal perspective however that doesn't make me less of an adult. Yes the few will always spoil things for the rest and as usual the rest will have to suck it up but I know my family and friends are all well balanced responsible adults who care as much as anyone about essential workers and because we want some freedom to make balanced decisions it doesn't make us monsters. It makes us adults who have done everything required from them and who now want to be treated with common sense and the respect the government ask of us.
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