I think the universe has its way of restoring things to balance them according to its own laws, when they are changed. The times in which we live, full of paradoxes, feed thought ...
At a time when climate change is reaching worrying levels due to the natural disasters that are occurring, China in the first place and many other countries afterwards are forced to block; the economy collapses, but pollution decreases considerably. The quality of the air we breathe improves, we use masks, but we still breathe ...
In a historic moment when certain discriminatory policies and ideologies are emerging around the world, a virus appears that makes us experience that, in the blink of an eye, we can become the discriminated, those who are not allowed to cross the border, those who transmit diseases. Even though it's white, western and with all kinds of cheap luxuries that we have at our fingertips.
In a society based on productivity and consumption, in which we all spend 14 hours a day running, we don't know very well where, without rest, without pause, we are suddenly forced to stop. Collected at home, day after day. Counting the hours of a period for which we have lost value, if not measured in some form of remuneration or in cash. Do we still know how to use our time without a specific purpose?
At a time when parents, for bigger reasons, usually delegate their children to other people and institutions, Coronavirus forces schools to close and forces us to look for alternative solutions, puts parents together with their children. It forces us to be family again.
In a dimension in which interpersonal relationships, communication, socialization, are carried out in the virtual space of social networks, giving us the false illusion of proximity, this virus takes us away from true and real closeness: without touching, kissing, hugging, everything it must be done at a distance, in the cold of the lack of contact. How many of us give these gestures their true meaning?
In a social phase in which thinking about oneself has become the norm, this virus sends us a clear message: the only way out of this is to resurge in us the feeling of helping others, belonging to a collective, being responsible and be part of something bigger, which in turn is responsible for us. Co-responsibility: feeling that your actions influence the fate of the people around you and that you also depend on them.
Let's stop looking for culprits or ask ourselves why this happened and start thinking about what we can learn from all of this. We all have a lot to reflect on and commit to. With the universe and its laws, it seems that humanity is already heavily indebted and that this epidemic is coming to explain to us, at a price.
“There is no place like Home “
L. Frank Baum,
Stay Safe !