When the world stops turning
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This post is the last one of a series of ten posts about certain aspects of our lives during the COVID-19 crisis. These posts must be read in order, starting with the 6th post would make absolutely no sense to the reader. Enjoy reading and above all, enjoy reflecting.
It is with these words that I reach my conclusion. We started by considering that we should assess this crisis via a structured approach. This approach must be based on criteria applicable to the crises of previous centuries. We then turned our attention to criteria that were at the forefront during this crisis and considered them to be of low value for comparison purposes. We finally looked at how people and leaders interact during this crisis. But what conclusion can we draw from all of this?
I would firstly say that it is a good omen that leaders feel a strong sense of pressure from their citizens. Considering that some nations have leaders who are deaf to their distress, those who have a leader who listens are, in my opinion, real democracies. Is that enough to make it good news? I must admit that it isn’t. A leader who manipulates themselves to protect their popularity risks sinking the ship. The passengers on the Titanic would have a lot to say if they were still alive. The real face of this crisis is not in its medical aspects, but in its political aspects, because this is what will have the most impact on future lives. Do we prefer to live without any risk, but poor and ignorant, or face our fear to defend the legacy of our predecessors and what makes us human? History will tell us if this crisis will leave us with a painful scar and if what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
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Last Updated on May 12, 2020 by Coach Danny