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.