It's been a few days since my first COVID-19 immunization. Very little, if any side effects. Second one scheduled for March 23.
Some people are suspicious of what they see as mainstream narratives. The so called "establishment" of science, government, mainstream media and business. To be independent, they often follow what some people would call conspiracy theories about, for instance Bill Gates. Does the vaccine install spyware into our bodies, for instance?
I tend to be different, but in a very different way than this. I usually believe what is often thought of as mainstream ideas. People might say I'm brainwashed by NPR Radio. On the other hand, I have my own way of being different.
I've never driven a car. That makes me different than much of society. It's placed me out of the running for a lot of jobs which require driving.
I've never really dated or sought after what people call a "relationship." That sets me aside from most of society.
I seem to be less motivated by money than most people, or at least I haven't tried that hard to climb the career ladder. Peace of mind, free time, flexible schedule and a nice boss means more to me.
These are the ways that I feel different than most folks around me, but I do buy most of what is thought of as the mainstream narrative. I tend to go to regular doctors, rather than going off onto various naturopathic, or faith healing tangents. I try not to go to a doctor often, however.
Most doctors I have had have been somewhat naturopathic in practice, I guess. They emphasis things like healthy diet and exercise over pills. Pills may be essential in certain circumstances, but prescribed sparingly.
We live in a commercially driven world so a lot of what is considered "alternative thinking" follows the same pressures. There are lots of alternatives for sale.