Viruses are everywhere. They are with us from the beginning of time. Extra small and dangerous accompanying every living organism! At his immortal book, “Rabies” Borislav Pekic stated that virus has no less right to kill to live than humans have to kill to rule! Or at “The Plague” Albert Camus remarked perfectly: “But what does it mean the plague? It is life, that is all!”
Let’s stop at the moment!
Instead of fighting who will get more antiseptics from the supermarket shelves, shall we start thinking out of the dicey box? Instead of uniformity, let us embrace variety!
By doing so, we might get into the conclusion that mother nature has made viruses as a micro copy of us, reminding us of our own vulnerability and fragility!
However, viruses do not necessarily kill! They are in and around us. They can ignite many things, but they can also stand still! And they can run away!
They are also here from always as a great sign of opportunity!
Opportunity to be more human! To let others get that antiseptic from supermarkets and pharmacies! To give it as a present for people who do not have it! To help and to work together! To practice, yes, practice, humanity!
As I was writing about Cyprus and real Epidemic, that of Love, (https://www.cyprustourismdeals.com/) togetherness came on my mind! Mutual Aid as a factor of evolution! Like Kropotkin wrote in his excellent book with the same title!
“Don’t compete! – competition is always injurious to the species, and you have plenty of resources to avoid it!”
That is the opportunity viruses, with their existence from the beginning of time, are letting us have!
Think about it! It makes panic to run away and, at the same time, inspires solidarity!
And in the long run, solidarity always “proves much more advantageous to the species than the development of individuals endowed with predatory inclinations.”( Mutal Aid – Kropotkin)
There is an opportunity to practice solidarity when situations like this are happening! First, solidarity with other people’s thoughts, other people fears, whatever they are!
Furthermore, as we all are painfully distrustful, we should give trust! That is the only way to learn who to trust!
Viruses should not scare us! Implications of it, such as panic, stockpiling of unreasonable amounts of anything, are for concern!
Let us recapitulate with common sense as a ruler, the knowledge, the feelings of rationality, openness, altruism! At the book “Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness: A Personalized Program” of Wener Hoeger, Sharon Hoeger there is a passage about Altruism.
“Altruism, a key attribute of spiritual people, seems to enhance health and longevity. Studies indicate that people who regularly volunteer live longer. Research has found that Health benefits of altruism are so powerful that doing good for others is good for oneself especially for the immune system”
And we could go back to the times when our parents read to us fairy tales every night before sleep and start reading it to our children! And by reading to our children we will be reading it to us again! A way to practice togetherness with the human beings we love the most! Here is a beautiful bilingual fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen and brothers Grimm book in English and Romanian available in Kindle.
Take it an practice it!
We do not yet have any other planet to go to!
Earth is still one and only!
Let us use this opportunity of a pandemic to wake up and be better human beings having as life motto to protect others from ourselves!
When a virus finds out that we are practicing the protection of others from ourselves, through chemical reaction in our brain it will understand that it is unwanted and will run away and completely disappear!
What will stay?
Memories of togetherness and solidarity, altruism and love!
And it will be up to us to make them daily routine enriching our personality!
Maybe then we will realize why are we here and what is our life purpose!
Be what you are! Human!
And wake up!
12/3/2020 and modified 20/3/2020
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