We can make the Covid-19 pandemic a positive turning point
Question from the Internet:
“As the Covid 19 continues, is society going to be more intolerant and opinionated?”
Yes, this is going to happen. The pandemic disrupted the usual flow of life, it pushed us into an unprecedented, forced rehab, preventing us to pursue the usual things in life we took for granted.
At the same time in many places the pandemic also causes physical closures, we are locked into our homes which separates us from other people on one hand while forces us to stay compressed with our families.
As a result of the drastic changes so far ignored, underestimated mental health problems arose. Domestic abuse increased, divorce rate went up, people are becoming depressed, frustrated. And the evolving socioeconomic crisis, growing unemployment, economic hardship makes everything even worse.
So people turn against each other, trying to find someone to blame, many go to the streets to protest for different causes, reasons. Even before the pandemic we already reached a total distrust in our leaders, authorities, in each other, we live in the era of fake news, paid global propaganda, so nobody believes anything they hear, people don’t follow instructions any more.
There are two possibilities from here.
We can continue with our instinctive reactions, following the usual historic script, which will take us through complete economic collapse until only great wars, even a 3rd World War will offer “solutions”.
Or we could try to understand the lessons of the pandemic, showing us that we evolved into a globally integrated, fully interdependent world, where only positive, mutually responsible, mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation can offer true solutions.
If we choose the second option, then the pandemic could turn out to be a positive turning point in Human history, a wake-up call to help us start a conscious, methodical change making ourselves compatible with Nature’s integral evolution.
So the ball is on our court, we can choose our future, if it leads to war, destruction, or positive, collective construction, development.