The old idiom says, “…till you walk a mile in my shoes”. Maybe that sounds quaint but it really says a lot.
I have learned that criticizing someone is so easy. Words gush out of the mouth before the brain is engaged. I try very hard to put myself in other’s situation. I ask myself what would I do if I faced the same thing.
Sometimes I find myself looking back towards the human history. It is the same thing for me facing this critical time in the world.
Growing up I had a perception of polio. Why, I had an aunt who contracted polio which caused her to limp.
In high school history the Spanish Flu of 1917-18 how it killed millions. History tells us that people were totally afraid of coming down with it. So afraid they boarded up their windows, locked themselves in their homes. Some reports in Britain says on some streets every home on it had experienced of someone dying from the flu.
I think I understand those who are in the millennial era their fear. Recent history the world has faced SARS, MERS, H1N1, and the most feared one was the outbreak of the Ebola virus.
I look back at my own history where I have faced being a quadriplegic after a motor bike accident, several hospitalization with pneumonia, and one case of Sepsis (infection enters the blood stream). The latter caused me from what I was told like someone with dementia.
I am not sure who said this, “be thankful there probably someone else is in a worse situation”. I truly believe that.
So, I would encourage you dear reader to try to look at this crisis with a different perception!