Covid-19 gave us a chance to save the world

Covid-19 to the rescue

When assessing the situation our world is in and seeing the changes, the revolutionary change in people’s awareness, behavior, consciousness some suggest that the virus saved the world.

They are completely right, although I would cautiously modify what they suggest, saying that Covid-19 paradoxically gave us the chance to save the world.

The virus acts as an awakening, also showing us a brutally honest mirror so we could see - if we are willing and ready - who we are, where we are, so we would know what to do.

Born with a self-destructive program

The pandemic - together with the predictable, awfully inadequate, uncoordinated, insufficient individual, national reactions, each trying to survive themselves, at the expense of others - showed us in the most clear, sharp way possible, that with our inherently egocentric, individualistic, ruthlessly competitive nature we are incompatible with our global, integral evolutionary conditions.

The picture is very sharp and uncompromising. Either we learn how to build unity, mutually responsible, mutually complementing connections, cooperation in a global scale - above and despite our inherent differences, instinctive distrust, animosity that won’t disappear - or we will all perish together.

The chance to become wise instead of remaining fools

As wise sages wrote centuries ago, when we are all sitting on the same, already sinking boat, only a fool keeps drilling holes underneath the others, not understanding that when the boat sinks, all will drown. This is exactly the stage we are in today.

Are we all fools that are willing to drown, unable to change ourselves, or we are wise Human beings that can learn how to act above instinctive nature, hormonal reflexes?!

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