Coping with Corona

Read a book, exercise, meditate and keep the spirit in.” – SchoolBoy Q (Blessings)

This is probably the craziest period in recent history.

The idea that humans have to stay indoors to stay alive is even double crazy. Food supplies aside, many people aren’t mentally conditioned for this.

Naturally, humans aren’t wired for isolation. And it’s worse when you can do absolutely nothing about it.

Which makes me wonder, what would it be like if we didn’t have the kind of technology we have today? Smartphones, video conferencing apps and software, social media et al.

I wonder how survivors of the Black Plague and Spanish flu managed this.

Whew! It’s incredible.

Well, the mark of a beautiful mind is your ability to find opportunities in the most mundane activities and events. Which leads me to my next question. What have you been doing this period?

At the risk of sounding inspirational, this global pandemic gives you an opportunity to reassess your life, and do better.

A lot is going to change going forward.

Jobs would be lost. There would be a global shift in wealth. New millionaires and billionaires would be minted. Lots of ideas would burst forth from creative minds.

Are you even getting ready for this?

You could be anywhere on the spectrum.

The world is going to change. Will it find you ready?

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone,” wrote the French philosopher Blaise Pascal.

The greatest example of isolation of human beings is the prison system.

How do people in prison survive it?

I have no idea, but many of them find a way to pull through. You should too.

This is that time you’ve always wanted for deep personal reflection. It’s yours now.

For the uber-busy folks, this is the alone time you’ve always wished for but never had. Spend it wisely.

Read a book, exercise, meditate, keep the spirit in. Spend time with your family. Call your friends and coworkers and check up on them.

Hopefully, when all this is over, we’ll talk about that time in 2020 when the world almost ended.

Stay safe. Shalom!

Uche Okoro

Writer. Sales & Marketing. Business & Investing Afficionado.

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