Who could, in their wildest dreams, imagine when the fireworks on New Years Eve kicked 2019 into 2020, that within a few weeks the new decade would turn the whole world and life as we used to know it so totally upside down. What we first thought was a local outbreak of a virus somewhere far away that would never affect us in our safe spot of the world, quickly turned into a global pandemic, spreading with a speed that couldn’t have been foreseen and even less be prepared for. It caused consequences that we never could’ve imagined.
Throughout history the world has faced wars, diseases, disasters and numerous other trials. And right now we’re in the midst of fighting the Corona virus. Through all of this, money always has and always will talk louder than anything else and there are people using other people’s fear to make a lot of money. Ten years ago when the Swineflu was spreading across the globe creating hysteria and chaos, a lot of young people developed narcolepsy as a side effect from vaccines rushed through production. When money talks, there’s always some who get to suffer for other people’s profit.
In the secular and materialistic western world, the corner of the world that I call mine, it became very obvious to me, how vulnerable the life we’re trying to build really is. We live in a time where we’re so eager to believe that we are the ones sitting upfront, holding the wheel in our lives. We go to the gym, follow diets, and some even do cosmetic surgeries in order to hunt down the youth that our aging bodies desperately try to hold on to. People at the age of 70+, who were ordered to stay in quarantine when the Corona virus began to spread out of control, felt discriminated and said that: ”70 is the new 50”. So many of us are so afraid of the physical death, so we turned a blind’s eye to the fact that we’re slowly dying on the inside.
We live in a time where we can have contact online with more people all across the world than ever before in our history. But at the same time, as human beings, we feel more and more lonely and the personal connections with other people become more and more rare. We do everything within our power to stay alive, but the truth is our days are numbered. We don’t know when our time is up on this earth but we need to come to peace with the fact that we are dying creations in order to fully live the days we get to enjoy here. Like the commander in the Disney/Pixar movie ”Wall-E” says: ”I don’t just wanna survive – I wanna live”. There is more to this life than only these fading years we live on this earth, even if they in so many ways are absolutely magical. We need to dare to lose our lives in order to win them back. We’re dying to live.
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Thank you so much and take care you all.