Within a short space of time luxury will become - having time, needing little and being anonymous.
Only the privileged will survive. Those who create value from returning to basics. Those who work with the ecosystem. Those who learn to be in control of their emotions, and those whose education taught them not to leave the countryside.
The Sapiens Initiative
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We are isolating because, as a species, we are in danger of killing ourselves off. Neither animal nor vegetable, the threat is not in the air nor is it in the water, it is we humans and our own fear, amplified by mainstream media which has made us cage ourselves so that we feel protected.
Induced, provoked or appeared spontaneously, this threat has forced us to modify our habits, to decrease physical interaction and return us to the beginning, to the elemental, the original: survival of the fittest, species.
In an effort to ‘reinvent ourselves’, we have ‘invented’ new routines, washing our hands more often than we use them, bleaching floors we didn’t walk on, and bathing in antibacterial products, yes, anti-bacterials pretending to kill a virus!
And while we dodged the virus, we stopped taking charge of our own defence system, our natural, god-given one, the best.
Nobody warned us that by losing contact with our main ecosystem, we would expose ourselves to it forgetting us, and tomorrow, when we open up again, it may no longer recognise us.
We are so scared that, cleaning ourselves, we forget all about the biggest dirtiest substance on the planet, us humans. Could it be that we are going to have to recognise ourselves at last, and understand that the damage is collective but the responsibility is individual?
With this loss of freedom it seems that our common sense, instinct and logic were taken away as well, just what set us apart from all the other species.
Right under the nose of Nature, which observes us caged by our own fear, life has become topsy-turvy, is turned upside down, while everything else outside rejoices in our absence.
Economic figures plummet and ingenuity skyrockets as our emotions ride a rollercoaster that doesn’t seem to want to touch land, that same land that we urgently need to set foot on again, to re-plant and protect.
And while our elders die, condemned to restrictions and boredom, our little children demonstrate their unexpected and ingenious adaption to this.
But, we still have life, and while there is life there will always be hope.
In the end, whether with or without a mask, instead of longing for the old normality or looking for a new, we should simply take the opportunity to create a much better one.
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As a consequence of this unexpected mandatory isolation I can only think now of how existence has been disrupted and how fragile all we humans are.
I am sure that within a few days we have all learned to value life, health and the ecosystem that we have surrounding us, whether it is big or small depending on our own point of view.
We discovered that the planet’s ecosystem does not need us and if we do not know how to live in it, it will take charge, change, and educate us.
We discovered that the fundamental values of life are the simplest, respect, solidarity, compassion, and harmony.
Having been locked up, we have proved that we do not need most things, things that distract us from a fundamental desire to protect our own, the simplicity of happiness, and the spectacular nature of everyday sunrises and sunsets.
Health rather than money is the essential. Non essentials are media appearances and social media posts.
We are all equal now, as are politicians, powerful businessmen, religious leaders, and celebrities in the face of human vulnerability.
Technology should bring us closer together, to understand, share, and help us communicate.
It is necessary for us to return to a healthy culture, one that respects, defends, and protects local ecosystems. We need to de-escalate voracious consumption in order for us to deglobalize.
These are the first days of an entirely new way of life.
People have been condemned to reinvent themselves and rethink their ways of relating to each other and to the ecosystem. This challenge has forced us to respect ourselves as a species.
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