COVID 19 - There's a Silver Lining.
Now, hear me out... and I do not want this to drift into hand wringing, fearful discussion, or crapping on America or politics. That's neither here nor there. C19 is real, it's here, it's global, it's time to roll up sleeves not panic.
Here's the discussion I'd like to have, or the idea to express.
There will be good come of this.
People are reconnecting with their families. They're learning to cook, or knocking the rust off their skills. They're planting Victory Gardens. They're challenging HOAs by tearing out moisture and resource consuming lawns and planing food. They're growing more interested in back yard chickens. They're reading books. Writing stories and music and poetry. They're painting.
I know a lot of women who say: I love this. I'm home with my kids, I WANT to cook because I'm not run ragged from work and taking the kids to dance, piano, soccer, softball every day of the week. People are learning to stop and breathe, rather than pack their schedules full.
Celebrities aren't getting the attention they're used to, and people are realizing what frauds some of them are. Late night tv hosts aren't funny at all without the laugh tracks and the audience reactions... and yet there are common people sitting in their living rooms, playing a dusted-off guitar and singing together... and they're GOOD. They aren't auto tuned - they're honest, they're genuine, they are authentic.
The veneer of western cultures and societies has been ripped off. We're seeing the worst of some people (Tattle tales that are bawling people out on social media for leaving their house, doxing neighbors for it, and calling 911 to report joggers, toilet paper hoarders, people lying to others about having symptoms and still leaving home).
But we're also getting see the BEST of us and I hope we see more of it, and I hope lasting changes come to us. I hope we appreciate life more after this.
What good has come of it for YOU, fellow HF people?
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us."