Now, we must STOP, look, listen, think and then act…
The shutdown of global industry could well be a by-product of our sheep mentality, but then again it may not…
While the ‘Facts’ evade us, so too does the privilege of making informed decisions in our daily lives.
So how do we as individuals, sisters, brothers, parents, grandparents, workers, business owners, debt-savvy individuals manage the reality of business, government and schools grinding to a halt…?
The best way we can.
First we act as individuals. We look at our own daily behaviours. We adopt (or not) a hypersensitivity to germs and we take preventative measures accordingly.
For those of you new to this, that doesn’t mean we start wiping our bottoms and washing our hands with soap post ablutions (you should have already been doing that! 🙂 ), it simply means extending our daily hygeine habits to consider the health of our fellow community members and their families.
As someone who lives and works in a multicultural community, I have long known our current situation isn’t a matter of race, religion or creed.
However, I also know that’s not everyone’s perception…
So sadly, from the outset, some are already operating behind the eight ball.
It’s not your fault (or maybe it is), but rest assured this isn’t an Asian infliction.
Truth be told, none of us outside certain areas of the medical industry have even a buckley’s chance in hell of understanding what this Covid-19 infected world really is.
What we can control however, and what we can take responsibility for is clear.
Our response to the ‘global pandemic’ is ours to own.
So, the real questions to be asked is how do you want and will you contribute to supporting your loved ones and the community at large in a COVID-19 era..?
Those who know me well would describe me as a ‘germaphobe’ due to my life long love affair with soap, incessant hand-washing and standard ‘no drinking after others’ life motto and subsequent daily practices.
What is ‘natural’ daily behaviour for me and something I have been long judged for, could admittedly, in itself be a study. However, it has now become the global minimum expectation for all.
I’m not going to say ‘I told you so. This isn’t the time for grandstanding (is it ever?), but it is the time for calm.
So do what you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the risk of possible infection. Because we know C-19 lives on surfaces for weeks.
In doing so, you will be acting as a responsible global citizen and a kindly intended individual…
There is a whole lot of power in that.