Comparison Of 1918 Pandemic / 2020 Pandemic / Kindness

by matt i

I was researching the conditions back in 1918 to compare against our current 2020 environment because it was said 50 million people perished and I just couldn't believe how that happened.

According to the records back then, it said 3 major issues caused the large outbreak that i had not previously been aware of.

1) majority of people suffered from severe malnutrition

2) patients were concentrated in large compounds together

3) patients were given large amounts of aspirin that proved deadly to their organs as doctors had no other medicines to prescribe.

In the current 2020 pandemic, many people were found to have:

1) poor overall health

2) tight living conditions

3) modern technology and related cultural anxiety along with overdosing on pantry loading.

My solution to us reflection / retirees is to practice kindness to one another as kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the blossoms, and kind deeds are the fruit.

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by: Steve Bremner, Philadelphia Pa.

Well said. This brings to mind the quotation from Aldous Huxley, probably best known as the author of 'Brave New World':

"It's a bit embarrassing... to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'Try to be a little kinder.'"

Perhaps there is nothing better that can be offered?

Wendy: Kindness goes a Long, Long Way!

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