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March 2020: In Review

This is a few days early because, well, what a month March 2020 has been. In all aspects, this one is definitely for the books o.O

It has been a bit rocky this year, but nothing could have prepared the world for a global pandemic. We have experienced both the best and worst of humanity in the last few weeks.

As a historian, I often experience history through many mediums and lenses, but being a part of a historical moment in the making astonishes me. While I see many many similarities between this global pandemic and others, something really stands out to me. We, as a whole, have let complacency get the upper hand. While being told to distance from human interaction, the exact opposite is happening in many areas of the world. In the most basic of terms, it is as if collectively we have decided to do the exact opposite of what the correct response would be, simply to prove something. It’s quite disconcerting how blatant disregard for fellow man has reared its ugly head in this time of need, especially here in America where selfishness is reigning supreme.

That being said, there have been many instances of the best of human nature. It’s wonderful to see those individuals still reaching out to help others when the ability presents itself. What I find sad is these individuals do not get the recognition deserved, because bad press sells better. If you are one of these people, please do not give up. YOU are the light in this darkness, and there are those who appreciate you. It is now we must offer any support we can, and truly embrace one another, and that is exactly what I intend to do.

Blessings to you all.

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  1. Kassy

    April 14, 2020 at 9:31 am

    I agree with you completely. It would be interesting to have that historian lens and understand how the current pandemic relates to past events.

    Never before have we been in a situation like this and where everything is so public (internet). It is sad some people choose to place themselves and the vulnerable at risk. It’s almost like there is a preconceived ‘immunity’. We are all in this together and have to make the right decisions for everyone!

    1. admin

      April 30, 2020 at 7:58 pm

      It’s been interesting to see how all of this has played out honestly, and not always has it been positive. I’ve seen the worst of human nature over the course of the last couple of months, but I have also been privy to some of the most beautiful aspects too.
      However, I also feel like the majority of the American population are making this so much worse and lenthy than necessary, just by having a holier than thou, “won’t happen to me” mindset.

  2. Ashley

    May 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    There is always an obvious sign of the good and the bad in these kind of situations. I try my best to look at the good that comes it. Such as people caring for each other and ignore the bad such as people being selfish and whiny about having to wear a mask in public. Honestly, were I live, we don’t feel the COVID pandemic as much as other places but I know it is there and I take all my precautions possible. I can’t remember if you still live in this town or not… not sure if you feel the same. I have to say though, when Ross opened back up and there were people in a long ass line not even keeping their distance a comment on a photo of it pretty much summed it up for me… Oh look, it is a Darwin chart!

  3. Dasynka

    June 19, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Yes we are part of a huge historical moment, not only for the pandemic, but for the racism progress (I hope) .. I really wish that all this will lead us into better changes for the world!
    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

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