One common mistake is to think that one reality is reality. You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one. – Mother Meera
What if the coronavirus never goes away? And it means we have to restructure society. Social living would be based on staying away from getting infected, social distancing a law rather than just an idea to be observed. No interaction whatsoever, no touching at all. What if sanitary stations become a thing everywhere like the stores out in the open? Does it become a way of living and fashion? Fashion regresses to the old times and space suits become the new Yeezus.
Believe it or not, this idea of a possible reality isn’t far fetched because it could potentially happen, but the question is will we be ready as humanity to orient towards it? Because we’re not handling this thing in a way future generations would be proud of. But then again, how would any other generation handle this circumstance? Maybe we would have had radical individuals who would take matters in their own hands and take action, whatever action that would be.
These are perilous times, may or may not be the end. The truth is many times like these have come and gone, with diseases that are much more indicative of an apocalypse. We’ve survived the Cold War and the Black Plague; two very devastating periods in human history. From a municipal standpoint, Ghana experienced the famed period of famine in the 80s. In essence, a lot of things have come and gone that carried the suspect element about them but we rode the wave because we had a firm belief of survival and that the world worked in a certain way. I honestly believe this poses a probability of a very catastrophic end, the odds seem stacked against us and putting on a tinfoil hat seems like an appropriate response. We have to temper that with logic.reason and history. Even the word of God.
If we begin to indulge drivel and unsubstantiated claims then we begin to lose the battle as humans. Right now, human wisdom may be our strongest bet. Or so it may seem. But the Holy One did say in his good book that he’ll use foolishness to confound the wise. So long as we have life, we have time and so long as there is time, there is hope. Live with that.