We may all have different reasons for complacency, but complacency isn’t always a good thing because on some level, it can mean we’ve given up.

But on another level it can also mean we’re happy to stay where we are, because to change seems difficult. It can also mean we’re rooted in the belief that we’re on the leading edge of success, without ensuring that we are.

For the right reasons, complacency means we’re happy to accept what we deal with. With complacency, where we continually think everything is fine, we may turn a blind eye or overlook the injustices perpetrated by others.

I hate to go back to politics, but the reason for ‘Brexit’ and the handling of the pandemic by the UK government are fine examples of injustices perpetrated on a massive scale.

On the government’s part, there are things they can do to help keep us safe, for us to go about our lives normally. Instead thousands of people like me who live with a disability have been assigned to our homes, because masks in public spaces aren’t mandatory, unless those places are crowded.

It is important to think about the pandemic in its wider context, and how what we are doing now sets us up for life. There is complacency because the decisions taken that we have no control over, have left us vulnerable and exposed. That is true, but there are things we can do to keep us and our loved ones safe. We need to be proactive and move away from complacency.

Having been told by UK scientists that the Covid vaccines offers some protection, they do not fully protect, therefore it is important to continue to wear masks, because we can still catch Covid-19 and long Covid. Where ‘my mask protects you and your mask protects me’ the scientists are telling us it’s necessary and we should.

The government are wrong not to make masks mandatory and therefore individually we should change and wear masks in all public places, so that people like myself who deal with a disability can have a life, one that doesn’t keep us stuck in our homes.

Through the government’s actions, it is clear they are putting the economy and party politics before the UK population. My writing is based on ‘universal’ and ‘intuitive’ understanding and truth. What I write, gives us the ‘hard facts’ not always easy to digest I know, and so we don’t have to live with complacency. Through Brexit and the pandemic you have complacency, but it’s all in how we choose to see and handle ourselves. It is important not to be complacent, but to be proactive.


With complacency, we may not see the actuality of our circumstances. It depends on why we may have complacency. If complacency is there because we’re finding change too difficult that’s also not a good thing, but if complacency means we’re happy and content, then having complacency is perfect.

If we continue to believe that everything is fine, when it’s clear we’re ignoring the facts, it’s not good to be complacent. In those circumstances, it would be good to be proactive. Away from Brexit and Covid-19 if we are thinking of changing anything, it is important to take stock, to appreciate what we have first.

31 Jul, 2021

2 thoughts on “Complacency

  1. The opposite of being complacent is being responsible, a word you don’t often hear associated with the UK government and his cabinet of incompetence.

    1. Thanks. Your response is music to my ears. I have and continue to struggle more hearing about the UK’s handling of Covid-19 than I struggle with Covid.

      The decisions they’re making are making me more anxious. I also think lifting all restrictions is a mistake, which can be prevented. I hope in this instance people will choose to take the initiative and wear masks.

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