We are ALL in this together – What if this crisis might serve us?
In the midst of all the confusion, fear and uncertainty, we shall not forget to look at COVID-19 from all perspectives. What if this virus, this pandemic, this global emergency helps us to unite, reset and bring us together? Do not get me wrong, the intention of these few words is not to downplay the current situation. We now officially live in a state of emergency, a societal challenge where have the privilege to watch a drama, a movie, in real time.
But when looking closely at the problem, it becomes clear that we are ALL in this together now. This is a pandemic, and every human has a chance to be an emergency respondent, a crisis respondent. “Crisis” a noun of Latin origin, with an actual meaning of “decision”, “choice” or “election” pointing to the fact that we always have more than one perspective when judging and acting upon situations, even the one now, which is an unstable one, an pandemic moment involving an impending abrupt change. So, while painting the doomsday scenario is one reality, especially when monitoring the difficult and horrific situation in countries like Italy, let’s not forget the positive ones.