COVID-19 is a game-changer, ladies and gentlemen.
We are in uncharted waters as there are only a handful of people alive who experienced the last time a pandemic shut down the world. Though their stories of survival are valuable, they were mere children in 1918, and we can no more relate to their life experiences then they can relate to ours. The world has changed too drastically for the survivors of the Spanish flu to be a compass for direction, nor can they be the captains we need right now to inspire us to be strong and give us hope.
So here’s the deal…
With the quarantines, the uncertainty of the future, not knowing when our lives can get back to normal, it is paramount we stay positive and share the belief that America can get through this. We need to share that common thought.
We need to dig our selves out of the echo chambers we’ve retreated to and start coming together as a country. We need to seek out inspiration in those around us, and not be content to be bombarded by like-minded people who fuel disdain and feed whatever fears we have. That mentality no longer will serve us. It has affected our families, relationships and social circles to the point that they are unrecognizable and in some cases barely intact. It’s time to take a stand against the divisiveness and angst that has consumed us for the last few years.
I’m not expecting this from our news media or pundits, and certainly not our politicians or the President. They’re the very reason this country is so divided and honestly part of the problem.
I am expecting this from those whom I know have the ability to start this ball rolling and make a difference in this fight against an enemy that is indifferent to everything we hold dear.
So, I am calling out to individuals with influence to step up and start using whatever platform you have to bring this Nation together. Set aside your biases and disdain towards those with differing political views and become the voices of reason, inspiration, and hope.
America needs her Captains.
Thank you Doug Ross for linking