How have you been affected by the unfolding pandemic? What is your strategy in this time of crisis and massive disruption? Are you aware of the fact that this is only the beginning of an unprecedented global emergency?
Yes, I am aware of the fact, but I try to think positively and I remain humourous, but I also have great compassion with everyone, especially those who are fighting for their lives.
Though watching the images of Italy last night, scared the hell out of me, however it will not stop me from doing what I’ve mentioned in the first paragrapgh.
I would like to add some sad news: Kenny Rogers, one of the world’s greatest country singers, has passed away He was 81.
Torsten, I would have said this differently:
How have you been affected by the unfolding pandemic? What is your strategy in this time of crisis and massive disruption? Are you aware of the fact that this is only the beginning of a global emergency on an unprecented scale?
Hi Marc, thank you very much for offering your version which I like better than the original one
That’s kind of you, however, since I ran out of likes I can’t give your post a like. So, I like your post.
What do you mean by ‘you ran out of likes’))?
Although it sounds bleak, I am convinced that this pandemic will put an end to the world as we know it. Most of the people are only now starting to realize what this means in the long run. Thousands of people in Europe failed to recognize the gravity of the situation and now the consequences are disastrous.
Fortunately, our Minister for Health (who is in fact a renowned neurosurgeon in Macedonia) seems to keep things under control for now. He closed the kindergartens, the schools, and the universities 11 days ago. He closed down the restaurants, the shopping malls, the theaters, the pubs, the casinos etc. in order to prevent, or, at least slow down, the transmission. The rest is up to us.
I’ve been in isolation for 2 weeks (we’ve had some problems with the internet and the mobile phones companies, but everything has been sorted out now). We’ve been strongly advised by the government to leave our homes only if it’s absolutely necessary.
One thing that surprised me in the past couple of weeks, which gives me hope, is the people’s growing desire to acquire new skills and take up online courses. It seems that a lot of people have started reevaluating their career decisions and thinking about their role in the world to come. People have started watching online courses, learning new languages, playing instruments, and reading articles and books as a way to improve their skills, but also as a way of coping with the stress and the anxiety. I must say that this brings me a lot of joy in these difficult times.
Finally, we are all empathetic beings, so I wish that all of us find the strength to overcome this global crisis.
Well, the forum gives you 50 likes a day, right. I reached the maximum of likes. I’ve used them all and so now have to wait for a few hours to get another 50 ones. That’s what I mean with it. By the way, how are you coping with this crisis?
Thank you Torsten, that’s wonderful. You have a lovely voice. It works, I’m so happy.
Torsten, you have raised a pertinent question. The whole world is afflicted with sort of growing concern caused by the outbreak of Covid-19. Governments worldwide are devising different strategies to combat this pandemic.
It was a government-advised 14-hour quarantine for the people in India today. It is likely to continue for some more time with various other steps to be taken to curb the spread in the country. People are cooperative in their own interests as well as in response to the appeals made by the government.
In my view, this situation has begun to pave the way for a rethinking of peaceful coexistence. Now, people conceive of life as being so transient as not to miss it even for a moment. They look at one another with more trust regardless of political, religious, social, economic or cultural differences.
In fact, this pandemic has taught us a great lesson which enjoins on us the need for living a renewed, meaningful life rooted in love, compassion and empathy!
Let the world become a better place for all beings to coexist with Nature!
We’re just taking every day as it comes, trying to keep busy and informed without letting false information make us worry more. One day at time; what else can we do right now?
I hope you’re all doing okay.
Anglophile, that is handsomely said!
As you so rightly say: what more can we do? I hope you and your family, friends and acquaintances are well and healthy. May it remain so.
Thank you @Masme and to you!