COVID 19 / Reflection December 2020
by matt i
First time in my lifetime I am observing the uneasiness in Americans not having an instant solution to a global life-threatening phase.
The pandemic at least in my mind was a worldwide wake-up call to reduce the speed of life and spend a little more effort in appreciating the miracle of life.
Most of the other countries never have had the prosperity and comfort that we have, because they live day to day trying to survive.
I can determine the effect by how Americans drive their cars---speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, and not using turn signals, and have returned to those behaviors again.
For both retired and soon to be in that category I read an interesting comment--our ancestors derived less from life than we do--but they also expected much less and were less intent on controlling the future.
We appear to be from the generations who believe lasting happiness was promised to us at birth-- Promised ? By whom ?