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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday Morning Post (V.2, #19): Lessons Learned from a Pandemic


This may be a bit too early to count our blessings regarding the pandemic, but we nevertheless will have to acknowledge at some point in the future that this current crisis was destined to happen.  Even though mankind is still in the woods so to speak and we can’t see the light at the end of a tunnel - any tunnel - but we can look at ourselves and see a little progress being made.  This may be the first of a series of entries on this matter, but for now we can highlight these events.

People are recognizing that we need to be there for the other person and help them and us through this crisis.

The so-called fake media is filled with stories of people making masks to shore up the shortage of health supplies.  Many others are volunteering at food banks or delivering food to those in need.  We’re showing moral support to those who have been deprived of certain rites of passage such as going to a prom or graduating from high school.  In short, we’re changing our everyday lives to confront the crisis head on.  These stories are good and not fake.

We are learning, once again, that we need to depend on each other and not on the incompetent and corrupt powers-to-be to ensure our survival.  These will be hard lessons to learn, but mankind has a talent for learning the hard way.  So be it!

We will learn.  We will survive.  The life we knew may disappear for a while.

Now here’s a reality check: we should realize and accept the idea that not all of us are destined to emerge from the tunnel.   I’m not suggesting that any one of us just gives up by any means.  I assume we will fight against the winds of fate no matter what.  We don’t seem to know any better than carrying on with the art of survival.

In the meantime, we should learn the lesson of looking out for each other.

This is a good of time as any to hear this oldie from The Hollies.


Until next week, please stay safe.

(Thank you for reading.)

7 Comments:

Blogger Hot guys said...

Hello there, dear Todd. 👋🏻

I completely agree with you. 💯 We can do this. 👍🏻

Together. 👏🏻 We will survive! 💪🏻

May 17, 2020 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Like any crisis, it brings out the best in some people and the worst in others. Let's hope the best behaviour and attitudes are always in the majority.

May 17, 2020 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

A little compassion, a hand up or out,does wonders for us all.

May 17, 2020 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

I thought you did a splendid job summarizing it up. Good for you!

May 17, 2020 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

As someone who deals with lots of people daily, I can tell you the vast majority are concerned and they are looking at the Idiot Jerk in the White House, shaking their heads and saying "Holy Fuck, this man is nuts!" Wait, that Holy Fuck was supposed to be in French.

May 17, 2020 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you Hot Guys.

Yes, Debra. We can only hope for the best to come out in everyone.

Thank you, Spo. There will be other lessons to be learned from our crisis. Keep watching this space.

Don't worry about it Dave R. It translates just as well in any language.

May 18, 2020 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Very true, Bob. Sorry for missing you the first time around.

May 19, 2020 at 6:35 PM  

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