As a species, our minds run amok when we don’t know what’s happening. Individually and collectively, we speculate based on little (or no) information. We act on “news” from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. And even those who are in the know can’t be certain because no one knows everything yet. The experts will get at least part of the story wrong; let’s give them grace. It’s COVID-19, it’s new.
There are too many avenues from which to spread crackpot conspiracy theories, misinformation, and flat-out lies. Don’t contribute to negative spin. Direct people (including yourself) to reputable, scientifically-based sites. Refuse to give in to fear and dire predictions. Do what you need (and are being asked) to do to protect yourself and others, live in the moment you have, take breaks from the news, and assume you’ll be around to tell the entire tale once it’s revealed. It’ll be a heck of a yarn for generations to come!
I’m petting cats, writing, and communicating with friends. What are you doing to keep yourself upbeat during these days of the novel coronavirus? Please comment in the box below.
Sending you appropriately physically distanced encouragement—and reminding you to wash your hands then apply lotion.