Reflections on the coronavirus epidemic
- By Admin
Many people, are now, talking about working from a distance or what some people would call “smart working”. But many are questioning this, saying that work is a social thing and part of doing the work is looking into the eye of the other person .Part of working is an exchange of emotion which cannot be achieved without being near to others. An office is a social place without which it is difficult to conclude things. The same applies to, a large extent, to schools and other institutions.
The closure of the schools and the use of online means to compensate for that, can or should not be applied to all. Some believe children should be allowed to go back to schools while the older students can afford to stay at home.
Digitalization is now conceived by some as a way to get rid of bureaucracy, where transparency is achieved, and it breaks many work barriers. It, they say, helps in the work simplifications and it reduces the role of bureaucracy. It ensures transparency and reduces costs and red tape. In one jump it crosses many walls and breaks many barriers.
What the world needs now, more than ever, is not leaders who are engaged in favors distribution to their followers and voters; some of those leaders are busy in their self-worship. What the world needs more than ever are leaders who can see what is not there and who can read what is not written; leaders who look at things from different and various angles.
Coronavirus has brought the issue of environmental injustice to the forefront. People of the world will have to wake up to this and make the call to save the world .if you are sitting in a modern comfortable boat cruising a river, the water of which is all polluted, you should not feel safe and comfortable. To introduce and ensure environmental justice means there must be a will to win the future.
The coronavirus has shown us the relationship between fear and courage. Fear is a sign of responsibility while courage is a manifestation of love for others.
The Coronavirus epidemic is very much like a war. In the war, where both fear and courage are both manifested, and out of which comes hope. The event of world war 11 is a good example. From the ruins and the loss of lives in Europe, a hope for a better world was born. The reconstruction of Europe was a manifestation of a strong will to reconstruct a better world after the war is over. Coronavirus made death, which is something you cannot ignore but always try to avoid, a death ,very real and very near to every one of us.
Also, the coronavirus has shown us something like death, which we often try to avoid, and that is poverty. We saw poverty levels never thought of before. The poor are the most vulnerable, most affected and it seems that poverty is not accurately measured. The need became obvious for a productive and not speculative economy where the need of the poor is met.
Uncertainty has also come to the forefront where people felt more insecure and fragile. Hope came as a way to counterbalance this uncertainty. This has created the feeling that these lessons should not wither away when the coronavirus is gone. The lesson that we need to learn is that we need to talk less and to do more and that if we look after others, we would be a lot happier.