At times of crisis, the rhetoric around unity, togetherness, and all being on the same team are thoughts easily mouthed and agreed, right?
Not so easily …
If that was even 50% true, that would be great.
Life doesn’t return to normal after everything changes.
We know this from our singular, unique lives because every lived experience accumulates, and life doesn’t have a reverse gear. There is no time-machine to reset our lives to pre-pandemic or pre-anything …
Our collective experiences accumulate too.
No going back, no going through, no leaping over tall buildings in a single bound.
If the collective will is 50% or more, one would think the chances of making progress of any significance would be great, but that leaves out the large minority, does it not?
Wearing masks ____%.
Not wearing masks ___%.
Willing to get a vaccine once available ____%.
Not willing to get a vaccine once available ____%.
Word out in the news yesterday, test results on a vaccine are impressive; the CEO says, “Game-changer,” and Dr. Fauci says, “Could be a game-changer – a 90% effectiveness rates is outstanding.”
Talk is cheap, and talking about change is easy, but actually changing anything – like our own behavior, let alone the behavior of others is really hard.
Our life depends on this. Actually, it’s someone else’s life – it must be because if it was our own, we’d take this much more seriously. If you’ve not checked the statistics lately, in nearly every place on the planet, cases are way up beyond the levels that scared us last spring, so we shouldn’t be so cavalier.