Updated: Apr 7, 2020
There is no doubt that Covid-19 has a profound and negative impact on our communities. But while it is clear that the pandemic will be highly disruptive and cause significant economic losses, there may be some positive side effects.
The virus shook our reality and brought out to the surface issues on which we are so dependent on, that we fail to recognize how damaging they are to our planet and our society. We take everything for granted, and the blinding, greedy race behind the coin prevents us to see and appreciate the luxury in which we already live in. We forgot the true value of our life and question the meaning of love, family, health, and freedom.
Coronavirus gave us the opportunity to stop for a moment... To look around and see how lost we are. We're constantly stressing about not having enough. We create deep frustration and anxiety in our lives that often turn into cruelty towards other people or animals. We don’t have time for basic acts of kindness. Some of us build companies and grow stronger over the years, only to get wealthier, more powerful and have the ability to create fear instead of peace. This is the true global plague. Coronavirus doesn't discriminate, we all have to face fear and learn how to embrace it with love and the support of our community. Thanks to a deadly virus we finally understand what it means to stand united.
We should be grateful for COVID-19 who forced us to set aside all the pressing problems and showed us what is really important. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to reevaluate our lives.
For a long time now, Earth was giving us numerous signs, begging for a solution to climatic change, but we did not listen. Given the huge amount of evidence that breathing dirty air contributes heavily to premature mortality, a natural question is whether the lives saved from this reduction in pollution exceeds the death toll from the virus itself. Stanford University environmental resource economist Marshall Burke did some back-of-the-envelope calculations about it and even under very conservative assumptions, he thinks that the answer is clearly a ‘yes’.
The two months of pollution reduction (Burke calculates) has probably saved the lives of 4,000 children under 5 and 73,000 adults over 70 in China. That's significantly more than the current global death toll from the virus itself. This brings another gratitude into my mind. Thank you COVID19, for stopping the transport and decrease air pollution.
We always knew that the world must change. Thank you Coronavirus, for undermining everything in our lives, and giving us a chance to build the world again. This virus is part of us, is between us and in us. It connected humankind, whether physically or energetically. Gratitude supports our immune system. but also allows us to see reality from different perspectives. It depends on you which perspective you choose.
Let us be grateful and be vigilant. Nothing will be the same anymore, Our World is changing... Now