Saturday, March 21, 2020
Coronavirus and the Future
South Korea has provided a glimpse of what a positive transformation could look like (https://www.aier.org/article/south-korea-preseved-open-infection-rates-are-falling/?fbclid=IwAR2rwNeVMurwOyxBlgEF1Zuw9t-j22f7NSy8v9TbgdmKjz8DsIsVfT1Lwto) by maintaining an open society that is prepared and optimistic. Is this a model for the United States? It certainly could be; however, like all societies across the globe, there are nuances and circumstances that make cookie-cutter solutions difficult to implement.
On a personal note, though healthy (especially for a man about to turn 59 years of age), I am in a high-risk category because of my heart attack that destroyed the bottom of my left ventricle. I have "heart disease" for the rest of my life, I am on blood thinners, and I have moderately reduced kidney function (a result of the heart attack). All three issues put me at a higher risk of death if I contract the virus. I am also currently living in a hotel that no longer serves food and finding an apartment is more difficult because leasing offices are closing down. I am working remotely, as are millions of Americans, so I am practicing social distancing. Regardless of my personal circumstances, my aim and focus are on the future - building a better world centered on love and using my talents, skills, experience, and education to help others on many fronts and in all aspects of life - personal, professional, and spiritual. Having an aim narrows one's life to the important things and helps in the avoidance of the trivial.
God Bless, good luck, and keep in mind that we will get to the other side of this crisis. Human beings have a HUGE capacity for resilience and perseverance.