The lessons the pandemic tries to teach us
Question from the Internet:
“Can I ask you what is your perspective of the recent happenings in your country such as the covid-19 pandemic, the actions of government, and the citizens of your country?”
Covid is holding up a brutally honest mirror for all of us.
Despite all of us understanding that it is a global phenomenon that affects all of us, despite that we will understand that a coordinated, mutually responsible, mutually complementing action would have brought much swifter and more effective solutions, we still, all act individually, selfishly, looking out only for ourselves, for our loved ones, not even considering that citizens of our own countries.
And the politicians, as usual, only exploit the crisis for their own personal benefit, while experts keep arguing who is more clever than others.
And while Nature tries to teach us a lesson on our inevitable mutual integration, interdependence with the pandemic, at this stage we are not learning. We are like petulant children who can hardly wait to return to their mischievous ways the moment the “danger” is over.
The problem is that we can’t ignore, change or break the strict, unchanging, and unforgiving laws of Nature that sustain the general balance and homeostasis life depends on.
Thus if we do not learn our lesson through this relatively mild pandemic, plague, and we do not learn how to mutually integrate with each other and Nature, much harsher next lessons will come until intolerable suffering will convince us about the need to change ourselves and how we relate to each other and Nature.