Somehow, we still don’t get it. Everybody is eagerly waiting to see when our normal life comes back. But this is much bigger, it seems almost omnipotent. Most of us don’t understand it and only see their personal problems whatsoever. For God’s sake, I don’t want to belittle personal hardships, fates and fears. But still it is about something completely different. Namely the big question: Why? Should it actually go on like this? No, it shouldn’t. Otherwise the virus wouldn’t exist.
Corona is not a random car accident, in which many unfortunate coincidences have come together. Corona is the result of our actions. We are responsible. All of us together are to blame for what happened. Some more, some less.
So what do we do? I live a happy and content life in one of the world’s richest countries. And yet, I wish things would not go on as before. Even if it puts me at a considerable disadvantage.
For years, renowned scientists have been telling us that we can’t behave like we do, because otherwise the bomb is going to blow up. But we didn’t care. Then, a teenager from Sweden comes along and tries everything to explain to even the dumbest person that sooner or later it will explode. And what do we do: Many agree with the little girl and just as many disagree as they fear the consequences. And now? Corona came to give us a wake-up call.
And we, we moan because we can’t go to the disco, the cinema or work and our kids are at home annoying us. No, we still don’t get it, even though the old people, our parents and grandparents, are dying away.
I am not a believer, but the virus is like a biblical plague that is supposed to change us, that is supposed to save us, that is supposed to wake us up. Actually, it’s kind of nice of that Corona guy, isn’t it?