As I noted, mainly to myself some time ago, face masks do not actually help keep you breathing significantly healthier than err, without them.
However, people use them. I’d like to assume that perhaps users are as informed as me regarding the health failures of face masks.. Hence am wondering whether using them is just for feeling that something is being done – maybe in protest, as the article suggests – regarding pollution we can do nothing about?
Well.. Personally, I’d rather be helpless in the face of helplessness so I know exactly where and how i am, rather than pretend my life is different.. However, perhaps for others, pretense provides an energy to deal with the cause for pretense?