Wear Face Masks: 5 Arguments, 10 Reasons
Wear face masks. Face masks are just a thing these days. It’s not necessarily fun and we aren’t loving it, but it is a necessary addition when going anywhere public.
I’ve heard far too many people complain and refuse to wear them, people that are perfectly capable of both affording and wearing them. It saddens me, for so many reasons. So today I’m giving you a list of why we should wear the face masks, even though we really don’t want to.
If you are interested in tips to help children adjust to wearing face masks, check out that link! (It’s on this site)
1. Not everything is about us (as individuals). Perhaps you would be perfectly fine if you got Covid-19. Maybe you would be A-symptomatic. However, what if that person you go around isn’t, what if they are both highly susceptible and very likely to die or even just suffer incredibly bad for a while. Do you really want to be responsible for any of that? I don’t, which is why I wear face masks.
2. Have you ever seen the movie Butterfly Affect? It’s about how little actions, like the flutter of a butterfly’s wing, sets into motion so much more that we never would have thought were related. What if wearing a mask, or not wearing one, is your butterfly affect moment. It could go in so many ways, perhaps wearing it saves a life or, worse, perhaps not wearing it literally takes a life. It may even take the life of someone you love deeply and truly. Like your grandparents, your parents, or even your best friend.
3. Regardless of what you may believe, Covid-19 is not the same as the flu. If it were, it wouldn’t be killing so many people. The flu does not kill people at this rate. Period. Plus, we have cures and vaccinations for the flu. So, go ahead and let that one go.
4. The numbers are not inflated. The entire world does not care enough about Trump or the US elections to shut down and kill off their people just to sway an election. Nor do the doctors who fill out the death certificates. It is not feasible to believe that every single doctor is out to get Trump or the Republican party. (and before you get all up in arms, I’m a Republican)
5. It doesn’t hurt us. It’s a pain and uncomfortable and different than our norm. However, it causes us no personal harm to wear the stupid masks. None. We can even make it kind of fun, with various prints or whatever. Be above the politics.
Happier Reasons to Wear a Mask:
6. We can accessorize them to our favorite outfits
7. It’s a new way to express ourselves.
8. Nobody can see if we have RBF… If you don’t know what that means you’ll have to google it.
9. We can create and wear designs that make people smile.
10. What other time will it ever be totally cool to rock your favorite characters, pets, or whatever.
11. Advertise your favorite non-profit, organization, scripture or quote.
12. Be a good example (with very little effort!)
13. You don’t have to fake smile, nobody can see anyway!
14. You can feel good knowing that you’ve done the right thing.
15. When you buy one from Mask Market, they donate one to those in need!
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132 thoughts on “Wear Face Masks: 5 Arguments, 10 Reasons”
I agree, whole heartedly that people need to wear masks. I love when people have their own that they’ve made. People are so creative!
I wear my mask because I have kids and 2 year old twin grandsons that I want to protect and be around for.I do have Asthma, but feeling trapped for a little while is worth dealing with versus the risk of becoming ill or worse.I understand people that have medical conditions and wearing a mask might cause them anxiety etc.But I can’t understand why a person would not wear one because they simply refuse to abide by rules.
I agree completely! I don’t enjoy wearing them, but I know I am much less likely to hurt anyone I love when I wear them and that is worth it to me.
i honestly dont think it really helps, but i wear it anyway
i learn they ship in 24 hours
i learned that they ship in 24 hours
I wear a mask based on scientific recommendations. It’s such a simple act.
I like the gaitor option but I wonder if they’re as effective as masks
In theory, as long as they are thick enough and cover enough to minimize water particles to get through they should be good. I wonder as well.
I wear a mask because it is illegal in our state to be out of the house without a mask on. If six feet apart, not wearing one outside is ok. However, I’ve been wearing one since the pandemic started because I am an essential worker and come in contact with many people
I wear them everywhere as well. Thank you for your essential work! You are greatly appreciated!
I love that this company saw a need and met it. They founded in April 2020 right when us essential workers were scrambling to find mandatory solutions! How great!
I wear a mask because it is still required to wear one in a public place. And as much as I find them uncomfortable and claustrophobic, I still wear one to protect others and hope others will do the same courtesy.
Yes, ma’am! I’m in total agreement.
hello there, your post is perfect.Following your news.
I learned you can create your own mask using a designer tool.
I wear a mask wherever I go out around people. I wear for others and I have COPD, so I wear for me to.
I learned they are one of the only manufacturers in the United States selling custom face masks to those who need them urgently. They also have a variety of great ready-to-ship designs to choose from.
sooo very true Kayce.. here in Indonesia, we are also obliged to wear mask. It’s not difficult and yet we take care of ourselves as well as others by doing so. Thanks for sharing it with #OMHGWW
Stay safe! In the U.S. it depends on what state you are in. Unfortunately since there isn’t much enforcement many people ignore it anyway. Ignorance is lethal these days.
I wear a mask because they’re still required when entering a public place; and as uncomfortable and claustrophobic as they are, I still choose to wear one to protect others and I hope that other people will do the same.
I have an autoimmune disease (Crohn’s DIsease) which requires me to take powerful immunosuppressants, so I rarely leave my house, but if I have to I ALWAYS wear a mask.
Definitely better to stay home! Be safe my friend!
I learned you can have your picture on the mask. That is a cute idea.
I honestly don’t think we know everything and I’ll hedge my bets and wear a mask for others as well as for me.
I agree totally! Better safe than sorry!
I really like the Faded Purple Perennial Flower face mask.
I wear one because it’s the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It’s not a lot to ask.
I feel like that is 100% true!
I like that they are machine washable. This mama needs that!
What a wonderful article. Wearing a face make is a selfless thing to do as not wearing one is selfish. I wish everyone thought like you. Thanks for sharing and for cohosting with me at #omhgww. I have socialized your article.
I wear a mask to protect myself and others. I lived in Korea for more than two years and it was common to see people there wearing masks so it wasn’t difficult for me to adopt one.
Hey Heather! That’s very interesting. Why is it so common there? I could probably look it up but I’d love to hear your perspective!
They have all shapes and sizes of masks including those with filters.
I completely agree and I’m FOR wearing masks! I have an 80 year old Mama that has COPD. I will protect her and others against myself, no matter who you are. I have no idea or way of knowing if I have the virus as of now, so why the heck not protect everyone? I really don’t understand the people that won’t wear them. Yes, they’re uncomfortable for a little while, but c’mon!
Oh my goodness! YES!!! I keep saying something very similar to people!
I absolutely LOVE the LED Smart Masks! I love that you can still make someone smile with your “smile” without showing your face. What a great way to still show off part of your personality that we don’t get to see so much now a days! Don’t get confused though…I totally believe that we NEED to use masks!
i wear a mask where required. i dont wear one when im not around other people.imon the fence ifthey workhonestly!
I feel like they help, as the places with masks have significant drops in cases. Since it’s airborne, it helps us not inhale particles that would make us sick.
i learned that their Deluxe Graphic Masks also include one PM2.5 filter! supercool!
I wear them because it is the law. I figure I will try anything to stay healthy
I love the Aurora Adult Face Mask
I wear a mask because it is the law, and I think it’s a good thing. It definitely reduces the spread of germs when we have to be in public.
I totally agree. Have seriously been thinking once this is over the masks will come in handy during flu season! haha
There are all kinds of options to customize, but I would get the Chibi Cats Adult Face Mask. I think it’s adorable!
I am all for wearing masks when entering any inside space. I feel like it not only protects you from outside germs but reminds you not to touch your mouth and nose. I am seeing complacency with mask wearing precautions more and more as this pandemic continues.
Most definitely, on all parts! I don’t get why people think all the sudden it’s okay or that it was ever okay in the first place.
I like the concept that for every one mask sold from Mask Market they donate one PPE face mask to an organization that is in critical need of personal protective equipment.
I love that too! Mission Belt (you can hit it up in the search bar at the top of the page) does philanthropy too. I love that in all companies!
I choose to wear a mask to protect you!
I do the same!
My husband would have a lot fun with the LED smart mask!
ha! When I saw your comment it hit me all the fun that could be had with those, especially on Halloween!
I wear a mask anytime I’m in public with people around. Not only is it the mandate around where I live, it’s the safe thing to do for myself and everyone else. I have a variety of masks but my husband even has more since he works with the public at a store.
That’s fantastic! Thank you both for keeping everyone around you safe!
What a great place. These look like quality masks that are compatible with a filter, fast shipping, and you can add your own design. Plus the price is very reasonable. What more can a person want!
I believe everyone should wear a mask. I have not had to wear one yet as I haven’t left my apartment at all this year. My niece does my grocery pickup, and when she’s busy I have grocery delivery.
You, my friend, have much better will power than me. I’m starting to go bonkers!
I learned and liked that Mask Market ships within 1-3 days!
I wear a mask because it is mandatory at my job and to help with not spreading this awful pandemic. Just wish EVERYONE took it seriously.
I love the Flamingos & Flowers Adult Face Mask. I learned for every mask they sell they donate 1 as well. Love the variety they offer on their site.
We do wear our masks whenever we are around people. Too bad not everyone else wears them. My husband is a diabetic and he had a brain bleed recently so he/we have to be very careful he doesn’t get it plus we are both close to 70.
Oh my! Saying prayers for you both!
I learned they will ship from 1-3 days.
I wear them because it’s the law. It makes sense, and I don’t mind.
So very true, on all points!
I like that you can make your own mask.
Me too! It’s super fun to do our own designs!
One of the reasons I wear a mask is that my mother is older and she has a few health issues that put her at risk. She lives on her own but those of us who are not around her on a daily course do not want to get germs near her as for her to contract the virus. Another reason is that it is mandated in the state that I live.
I am with you on both points! Protecting my elders and loved ones is at the top of my reasons why list. It’s mandated here as well, but we were wearing them long before it was mandated for that first reason.
They are made in USA–which is great now.
I also like that the PPE cloth face masks are available in Standard or Deluxe which includes a insert-able filter.
I wear a mask to protect myself, but also my family as well!
I learned they have a great variety. Also, most masks ship in 1-3 days!!
I wear a mask to protect others. I’ve notices masks are not becoming just a fashion accessory. I’m hoping this isn’t a long term solution overall for us.
Same here! On both counts. I can’t wait until they are no longer necessary but I’ll deal with it until then!
They also do face covers, not just masks.
Yes ma’am! One of my grandsons can’t deal with the behind the ears thing so he does the other coverings.
I wear a mask because it is mandatory. I am not a fan but will wear one for others.
Same here! Do not love it, but if it saves someone else I’ll deal with it!
I wear a mask to protect myself and others, Everyone should wear one in public.
I completely agree! I don’t get why some people think this is a game. Well, I do but I do not agree with it.
I learned the company launched April 2020.
I wear a mask because I travel a lot so we are always at high risk.
I can honestly say I’m still too afraid to travel. Even with a mask! Stay safe, friend!
I learned you can get one in 24 hours.
That’s crazy fast!
I wear a mask I guess you could say because I have to. I wouldn’t be able to shop for our elderly parents and their friends. I live in a small rural county where we have had only 3 deaths (and then rumor has it only one was actually covid with no underlying health problems). I would hate it if I didn’t wear one and our parents got sick…I would blame myself.
Girl, you and me both! I’m not so worried about my getting it (made my peace with God long ago) but I’m terrified of making someone I love or anyone sick or worse. I’d never let it go. Life has taught me I don’t let go of things well, instead they eat at me randomly.
Learned they come with filters which the majority of masks online don’t.
It’s crazy that the others don’t! I will say, with these filters, it’s so easy to breathe I worry they aren’t thick enough. May just be paranoia. That’s highly probable.
I wear a mask because I am high risk and it can be very scary to go anywhere, and I feel that it gives me a little more protection. I am still careful to practice distancing and wash my hands frequently.
Stay safe! I worry about people like you. My husband is at risk as well and it’s terrifying.
That LED light mask was unlike any other I have seen before! Very innovative.
Oh my! I missed that one! Definitely going back to check it out! Guess that would be great for running, walking and riding bikes at night!
I wear a mask mostly for myself. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and take immune suppressing drugs. I really don’t want to get sick and die.
Goodness! Stay safe, my friend! Prayerfully they’ll find a vaccine soon!
I love the Pride Rainbow Face Mask.
Thanks for the contest.
I really don’t know if mask helps or not but I wear them to hopefully protect myself and the employees of the stores I shop. I think it’s respectful to wear them when shopping because the store employees are they all day to serve us. I know of three men that have died from Covid and it scares me really bad to think about my family catching it.
It seems like the studies and such say they do, apparently as long as you can spritz water through them then they offer at least some protection. I see people pulling them off or wearing them under their nose and all I can think about is how it’s airborne and they aren’t helping anyone! In my opinion, if they help even a little it’s worth it.
I learned the mask comes in many designs and they come with one PM2.5 filter. I finally found a couple of mask that fill like they fit my face right.
I really like them! They are super breathable and you can adjust them to make them smaller or larger.
I wear a mask anytime I will be in close proximity to other people, to protect them and myself.
Same here, friend!
I like the Galaxy mask.
I loved that one too!
I wear a mask because I do not want to catch Covid-19. I would like to get some more as I think I need to toss the ones I have as they are not washable. I can not wait until we don’t have to wear masks anymore.
Definitely get some washable ones! My understanding is that the germs stay on them for quite some time so we aren’t actually supposed to re-wear them! Personally, I’m an environment freak so I think about that as well with having re-usable masks (well everything really).
I visited the sponsor’s site and I like all the choices that they have. I learned that the masks are made in the USA and that is super important to me. I would like to get some of these for my family and friends.
I definitely recommend them! I have 2 and LOVE them! I’ll be ordering more soon as well!
love you can design your own mask that sounds like fun
It gets super fun! I’ve designed two (you can see them here) and am in the process of designing a couple more! I love flexing my creative muscles, especially right now since I can’t actually craft anything (we’ve been living in a hotel for 2 months now!). Anyway, I recommend it!
I feel wearing a mask is for everyone myself my family and anyone I come in contact with
Me too! I think of the Butterfly Affect and definitely do not wanna contribute to hurting anyone!
I wear a mask to prevent the next person from getting the virus, even though I don’t have it now.
I am so into everyone wearing a mask so everyone can one day be safe.
Definitely! I’m glad you are okay, I would love to share your experiences or thoughts about it in a post. If you are interested, please reach out!
I learned that the masks ship in 1-3 days and my favorite design is the American Flag Red White & Blue Face Mask
I wear a mask because it’s required here in California, at least in public buildings. It’s only required outdoors if you are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and another. I hate wearing masks because it’s so hard for me to breathe with one on. But I do think they are a necessary evil during a pandemic.
I don’t love them either, but we’ve been wearing them for quite some time. These masks may work better for you, they are super easy to breathe through! Stay safe my friend!
I love the photo face mask at Mask Market. It’s always amazing to see the entrepreneurial spirit at work, even during a pandemic. Thanks for the giveaway!
It both made me laugh and creeped me out. haha
I wear a mask because I care about others. I wish to protect the most vulnerable
Ms. Cindy, I completely agree! I wish more people could get that!
It was refreshing to read Mask Market donates a mask for each one sold. 100% made is the USA.
I believe wholeheartedly in wearing a mask. In fact, before covid19, I had the thought of wearing a mask because I’m just a germaphobe in general.
ha! My husband is a germaphobe as well! It pays off for him though, he doesn’t get sick very often. I’m probably the opposite of a germaphobe, though I’m not sure what that would be called. LOL
I really like the Rainbow Flower Adult Face Mask. The colors are very pretty.
I wear one everytime I am outside to protect myself and because you can have it and not have symptoms to protect others. It is better to be safe than sorry in my book
Ms. Monique, I completely agree! Also, I love your name!
I love they can be accessorized and made more fun
Me too! I’m all about accessories!