September 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS – Is it our Perfect Enemy?

This global pandemic is already one of the most challenging situations ever faced by mankind, affecting everyone across the globe in similarly horrible ways, causing unimaginable havoc, claiming countless lives, turning economies upside-down, and challenging our resolve.

While horrible and devastating, something incredible could come out of it: mankind unification as a species.

Recently, with the escalation of this pandemic, more and more people began looking to other peoples as equals. No more race, no more religion, no more political view or other differences. It is clear this virus does not care for any of it, so, why should we? We have never been equalized as individuals as we are now, and it may be something new this virus is teaching us. Sadly, it is coming with a very high price tag, but it may be a lesson we ALL are long overdue to learn. WE ARE ALL EQUALS!

Nevertheless, this virus may teach us much more than that. It is forcing us to open our eyes to see much more than we have ever seen about ourselves: we may look different, we may act differently, we may think differently, but fundamentally we are all identical. Try to reflect on it for a second… If we all do that, after this situation is behind us, we may have a chance to change our ways and start paying more attention to what makes us similar and build a better world for ourselves and the future generations.

Future generations… YES! It is a beautiful thing to think about now: the future generations! But, for them to have a future, we must have a future too, which means, we must fix our present! This is the kind of thinking that will help us prevail! That should motivate us to get out of this chaos much stronger and better than before, hopefully, united and more human than ever. That’s why the SARS-CoV-2 may be our Perfect Enemy because while it could wipe us out, it most likely will not. Instead, it may strengthen us as individuals, as a society, hopefully humanizing our Governments and bringing a little bit of humbleness upon mankind as a specie!

 The same virus that forces us apart, could bring us together! 

We certainly will be around much longer after this virus is gone, but it is up to us if we want to take this opportunity to make this planet a much better world for everyone to live at, safely, as one global society, in which our differences and uniqueness will make us stronger and pull us together instead of pushing us apart. We will only really prevail if we truly learn this lesson!

Meanwhile, keep practicing social distance, wash your hands and do not touch your face, protect your love ones and everyone else by staying indoors, and take this opportunity to understand how life is truly special and fragile, and also everything else we all have been taking for granted for too long. Learn and follow true science guidelines. Nothing is more valuable than life!

Good attitude, love, and compassion will get us through this situation! Practice it, always!

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Julio Marchi