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Things I Think About

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Speaking freely and questioning everything, Jim Stroud opines and interviews experts on curious and controversial topics. For more great content, follow his blog at Support this podcast:

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The Psychology of the Mask

I had a very casual conversation today with Dr. Linda Laird about the mask bullying which is all too common these days. I knew about this phenomenon but not how people were using masks as a safety blanket against society. Interesting. Tune in to see what I mean. 

Our Talking Points:

  • Individual Rights Verses Vaccine and Mask Bullying
  • Psychologically speaking, what happens when the unmasked see others masked up?
  • The covid victims the media does not want to talk about 
  • Some people are using masks to hide from the public; not the virus.
  • The fear that masks have ingrained into our children is reprehensible
  • We are seeing a shift from personal responsibility to collective expectation
  • Cognitive Dissonance: 2 Million unvaccinated illegal migrants are not a problem; unvaccinated American citizens are the problem. 
  • Who has the ultimate authority over our own bodies? 


Dr. Laird is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Meridian Idaho. She primarily uses Accelerated Resolution Therapy to help people quickly move through trauma and to address the issues underlying anxiety, depression, and social/relational issues that keep people from experiencing a full life. She can be reached at or on her Facebook page.



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