Our current fear-factor about an invisible, incurable virus, our concerns about being closed, our worries of re-opening too soon; is it too early for the public’s health, or too late for the public’s economy makes me wonder if these attendant stresses will shorten our lives, make us weak?
Does this lengthen and strengthen lives?
Many quotations surround a single issue. One that perplexes me – this phrase, “that which does not kill you makes you stronger,” or words to that effect. So often used. I question whether if there is truth in these words.
In other words, is health and longevity after enduring medical and psychological stress improved, or is it damaged, shortened, and compromised?
It would seem such a shame to spend all this anxiety as an exercise in weakening ourselves rather than strengthening ourselves.
You covered a lot of ground today. The one thing we do know is, there is no old normal to return to. My mother-in-law always said “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” and she was one of the most practically smart people I’ve ever known. My hope is, we wake up enough to get rid of the “idiot” politicians who have had a big part in the mishandling of this, never mind the usual stupid and/or ineffective ones. LH, Lethbridge, AB
You had a lot to say this morning, Mark. I feel like I’ve participated in your personal and, by the miracle of modern media, a communal therapy session. Don’t forget to breathe, RH, Calgary, AB … p.s. The lineup at Costco is almost pleasant in the sun. Yesterday I received a pre-post-Covid hug from our daughter and today kids and grandkids are coming over for a pool party and picnic. It does not get much better than that.