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Today I wanted to share some thoughts about the current situation of global coronavirus pandemic.

It has affected our whole life. Everybody’s life on this planet. Honestly, we can consider this period as a WWIII, the war being not between nations but between nations and a virus. An invisible war.

The situation is really dramatic. More and more people are getting sick, governments are lost, health care systems were not ready for such overload of patients… and the most terrifying thing is that nobody can forecast the evolution. So the strategy is really “wait and see”… nice eh? With all the technology we have and progress we’ve done, we are completely helpless in front of this tiny organism…

Anyway, this article is not about the causes of this new threat for our lives but about the consequences it brought and will bring to our society. And actually a lot of these are quite positives… You don’t believe me?

Let’s see:

The impact on nature and environment : is huuuge and obvious. The immense slow down or complete stop of the majority of industries (first in Asia and then in Europe and USA) is of course a big loss for the world economy but definitely not for the environment… Have you maybe noticed how clean the air is and bright blue the sky is? I even had a thought that the nature itself decided to push humans back.. So hopefully this crisis will give some thoughts to companies and governments about the fact that a slow down (even a tiny one) is not really a bad thing..

The impact on our mindset: by slowing down all social activities and forcing people to stay at home, the virus is currently modifying our mindsets. How? Just by freeing some of our time, usually swallowed by our daily activities, which is enough to start asking yourself some existential questions. People are kind of “forced” to re-discover what they really like doing and find new passions. The external activities being reduced to their minimum, a new trend appeared: the inside-self digging. Meditation, yoga, mindfulness are currently rising in popularity. Indeed, usually we let barely any moment for this reflection, so now that we have this time, why not enjoying this opportunity?

The impact on human relationships: have you noticed how you crave the human contact since you are forced to stay at home? I did. Horrible πŸ™ And not any Social Media can replace this contact. Maybe in the future we will value the human interactions more, who knows? Pushing us to visit our families and friends more, talk to people, explain a stranger the way to the rail station, help a granny to cross the street… because we are humans, we need to interact, it is our nature… and at the end this crisis “helped” us to understand it better…

The impact of our understanding of health: I also noticed how fragile people are. The only thing that can protect ourselves are our internal defenses, called immune system and the only thing that we can do to fight against this virus (or any other external infection) is to take care of it, to reinforce it as much as we can. How? By eating healthy, sleeping well and not stressing. Easy eh? Hehe.. kidding, trying to do it for ages and still without success. But the important is to try! I also hope that governments will finally get that prevention is key and that they better to invest in it rather than fight the consequences of bad social health conditions…

The impact on the global collaboration: this crisis will for sure showcase at least one thing: our world became global (if someone was still in doubt). All the countries are closely interlinked: economically-wise, politically-wise and socially-wise. Something happening in China produced direct consequences in Europe, USA, and soon for sure even in Africa. We are all linked between each other, we can’t deny it anymore. So why don’t the government try to understand it too, for the global better functioning? Maybe it is a good moment to forget their selfishness and ego and start collaborating globally to achieve common goals? I really hope that this crisis will open their eyes and decrease their craving of power…

What would really cool is the creation of a global government making global decisions, taking into account the well-being of everyone on the Earth and (especially) adapting these decisions to the local requirements. I am suuure that current technologies (AI for example) allow this already….Don’t tell me that people who managed to go to the Moon and is planning to go to Mars are not able to organize themselves on their own planet!

In the meanwhile and till my utopic wish becomes reality, please take care of yourself, your family, friends but also strangers.

My final word would be: maybe this crisis isn’t such a bad thing at the end, if it manages to make us better persons and pushes us to work together for global cooperation and well-being? Give it a thought…

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