We are all sitting on the same — presently sinking — boat!
Question from the Internet:
“What is the one thing that you learned about people (good or bad) that really surprised you during this COVID-19 pandemic?”
What’s surprised and saddened me is that even when we are all facing the same - non-Human - enemy, and we can all get infected by others and also ourselves infecting others, when our mutual interdependence and resonsibility had been revealed so sharply, we still can’t rise above our inherently self-serving, self-justifying nature, we still try to succeed, survive at each other’s expense, even when it doesn’t make sense any longer!
After all, if we are all sitting in the same - sinking - boat, it doesn’t matter who is drilling holes underneath whom, the boat will sink and we will all drown, regardless of what “class” we are traveling on, how beautiful view we have in the deck, who we know or who the captain is, what flag the boat sails under.
We urgently need a unique, purposeful and highly practical educational method that can teach us, moreover can make us tangibly feel this interdependence and absolute mutual responsibility. Without actually feeling it we will never abandon our selfish, exploitative instincts.