Let’s promote coming together in this time of chaos and protect our loved ones.
When I first heard about the Corona Virus at the beginning of this year, everything came through memes on social media. I didn’t know much about it and didn’t take it seriously because all my knowledge of it came from sarcastic memes. That was a downfall, but without social media I probably wouldn’t have heard about it at all.
The Fault in Our Memes
Because of memes, no one takes things seriously anymore. Well… to an extent. They misinform and make light of serious diseases and pandemics like the one we’re all experiencing now. There is good and bad to this. It’s not useful or healthy to foster complete panic and chaos within our community. It’s important to stay informed from the right sources and know the proper way to handle the situation.
I still don’t understand the need for everyone to panic buy toilet paper and several other essentials that could be bought gradually. I understand that people don’t want to go out as often and want to stock up for an emergency. But what about those people who can’t afford to buy multiple of one thing or can’t make it to the grocery store frequently. Are we doing enough for them?
I definitely started to take things more seriously as I heard information on the news and from loved ones. Stores and services started shutting down, people went into quarantine, and chaos exploded throughout the community. With so much lack of proper information between social media and the news, many people have struggled to find a calm in this storm.
Since I work from home, my regular routine is more or less unaffected by this. I’m curious what this shift has been like for others who normally have long commutes to work or can’t work now that your company or business has shut down for safety. Please share your stories in the comments!
Stay safe and healthy everyone, and protect those that you can help. No one knows when this pandemic will end, but there are positive stories in other parts of the world where people are healing. It’s hard not to panic with so much tragedy going around only three months into 2020.
Remember, there is always someone to lean on (figuratively because social distancing) and a light at the end of this dark tunnel!
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