Hello Friends, welcome to the Living Revolution.
If there is one thing I’m sure of, it’s that we are never going back to “normal”. Humanity has changed in significant ways during “the pause”. People are beginning to understand, again, what it means to share a community, and the community we share is our Planet.
This pandemic has brought out the best, and worst, in people. These diametrically opposed states of mind are on display for all Humanity to witness. Collectively, we see the amazing potential people can access when they are forced to overcome terrible circumstances. We also see the depravity of people unable to think rationally, acting only for their own self-interest, unable to escape the grip of fear and ignorance.
I’ll not tire you by repeating every meme I’ve seen addressing how this pandemic will effect some people positively and some people negatively, and some people will learn how to bake a pie, and some people will suffer spousal abuse, and some people will get rich making online porn and some people will lose their business and personal savings.
If you are stuck on thinking how this effects individual people, you aren’t seeing the big picture. What we need to concern ourselves with, is how this “pause” is impacting Humanity. The global economy will surely be different when we “open up” again. We can surely improve how government works to serve it’s constituents, and perhaps it’s time for a shift in how we govern ourselves. We now know that the way we exist is unhealthy, destructive, and unsustainable. This “pause” is giving us a beautiful opportunity to see our faults and failures and begin working to correct them, post haste!
Change begins with awareness. Once we are aware of a problem, we are obligated to create a solution. Abstract problem-solving, (our ability to create novel solutions), is a defining aspect of what makes us Human. We will all need to use this skill as we navigate a post-pandemic world. I encourage you to think hard about the media you consume and create. I encourage you to use this time for improvement, whatever that means to you. I encourage you to avoid the “victim mindset”, and avoid complaining about your situation. Put your energy toward creating solutions and making something happen.
We will get through this, but it is unclear what the world will look like after COVID-19. I’m writing this blog to keep track of the days, and to have something to look back on. If my words inspire you, please leave a comment and share your thoughts.
Until next time…