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4 Things I Have Learned From the CODVID19 Issue


Well, even though this is the third article I'm writing here about the problematic Corona Virus, I have left some insights unchecked; insights that could help us grow wiser once the whole situation is finally over. Philosophically speaking, here are the recent insights I have learned so far from the CODVID19 and its influence on humanity thus far:


1. We are not (completely) alone: This is not to say that we are necessarily and entirely social creatures, but if we think about it, even an individual's minor actions could affect the world at large, making ourselves not completely isolated from one another, in a sense that we all share the same space, same atmosphere and so forth. In other words, if I am to go outside at this time and not consider the effect of my actions on the local environment, I could infect other people, even if indirectly. Hence why governments across the world preach to their citizenry the importance of further isolating ourselves from the world, so our actions will not affect others and lead them to misfortune. Whether we are aware of it or not, our actions often have an impact on others we might initially discard from our consciousness.


2. We are penetrable: It is often said that the Corona Virus will not be completely eradicated, but instead it will become a regular, curable disease like any other that we have grown accustomed to. However, this does not in any meaning of the word, will prevent other potential viruses from infecting humanity at the rate of the current disease. Nothing actually guarantees that the global situation we're in will not repeat itself in any time in close or far future. Therefore we should remind ourselves to preserve our hygiene and not touch other people excessively, even after the virus will be curable, since if we would keep this behavior at least to a degree and en masse, we could at least do our endeavour in preventing the world's next destructive plague.


3: The internet is the future of employment: It is well known that the Corona has terribly damaged workers and businesses across the world, to the point of massive unemployment with no guarantee of returning to the same position in the future. Regardless, those who work from home, AKA, from the safety of a closed space through the internet, are those who theoretically have the safest jobs out there, as there is little risk of actually lose the job due to infection. If such virus will repeat the some influence on the world, perhaps some of us should consider trying to work from home in order to significantly decrease the possibility of being fired.


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4: Pride often blinds us: You might find it strange that I added this insight to this article, but hear me out -- those who are the most confident in their resilience or endurance against something, are theoretically the most likely to receive a "reality check" from life that they are not as powerful as they initially thought they were. And indeed, people that are too confident that they will not be infected by the CODVID, might eventually realize just that. People that think such should obtain a healthy dose of skepticism and be so close to judge the competence of their abilities, especially against such a threat that was very successful at shutting down a large portion of the world; of industries, of economies and most especially, of lives.


Assuming that I won't have anything further to write about the CODVID, here is my final message in that regard: obey your governments and follow their instructions as best as you can in order to avoid becoming another victim to this disease. Restrain your pride and try to at least enjoy to a degree the time you were given to be at home, because even if getting out is currently not a particularly good idea, at least you can do your part in fighting against the virus' geometrical infection, by isolating yourself. Keep well, and stay safe and healthy.

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