Τhe greatest realization I made in the midst of the pandemic and as a proud member of a nation that overcame the corona virus, is that the “I am” is infinitely weaker than the “We are”. What if we are healthy when our neighbors are sick. How can you prosper when the majority is suffering? A globalized society cannot function on its own. No one can prosper on their own.
Yes, we are at the beginning of the end, waiting for a new beginning.
Predictions appear, some more optimistic and others not. But almost everyone can agree that despite the “crisis” of such an unprecedented scale, humanity will find the strength to recover.
With this influence, individual and consequently social redefinition is certain. Values will change, our lives and habits will change, but so will our homes, as the desire to prepare our homes for natural or man-made dangers will be the first thing we do as rational people.
In the coming months we will understand the long-term effects of social distancing. Anthropophobia is expected and technology will “bridge” the distance in our relationships. It may be the opportunity of a lifetime to sever ties with the false and toxic people in our lives. To put a stop on overconsumption. To learn that we should not touch our face and break bad habits, such as eating our fingernails.
Business-as-usual will not exist for a long time. Conducting business now, will abolish old routines and being in autopilot mode. New forms need to be devised and this is a challenge but there is still a lot of uncertainty.
People who live endoscopically, through crises, recognize the presence of God, while others will discover Him, redefining the “meaning of life” until yesterday, before Covid-19.
We have been told that the security measures we are taking today, will become part of the “new normal” of our society, with repeated periods of quarantine, and that in itself seals change. But we are not alone. We are all together. We all share this misfortune. I hope that together we will find some release.