Here’s the thing. A lot of people worry. They worry about a lot of things. Most of the things people worry about don’t ever happen. Many times, the thing that DOES happen is something they never thought about at all. When something big happens, a lot of the little worries disappear. But the fact remains that only scientists and medical people worried about a pandemic, while the masses were worried about things that would never happen, or didn’t matter, in the scheme of things.
I remember when guys came home from the war and their parents were worn out from worrying about them. Once they came home, some of them got killed in traffic accidents. People thought their kids were safe, because they were back, but life doesn’t work that way.
We’re all concerned, stressed, or even terrified, now and then, but it’s usually about the wrong thing. None of us thought that what we are all going through, was ever going to happen. People were still talking about the 1918 outbreak of the Spanish Flu. We never expected this. Never even saw it coming. We were told that it was going to happen, but no one believed it. We all live in denial about a lot of things. The WAY we live, forces us to do that. If we didn’t live in denial some of the time, we wouldn’t be able to function.
But the truth of the matter is that worrying doesn’t do a bit of good. It might keep us awake at night, divert our attention to a list of horrible things that happened a long time ago, or things that could happen now, but worrying can never stop anything from taking place. Worrying, without action, cannot change anything at all. It our current case, the only action we can take is to stay inside and let the medical professionals do what they can to help all of us.
I honestly don’t know how those wonderful people cope with the incredible workload they are carrying, all the people they are losing, all the things they are forced to go through each day and night. I don’t think some of them are coping all that well and some may never recover from what they are experiencing. These are people dedicated to saving lives and people are dying all around them. I don’t know if we can ever do enough to thank them. I hope they will eventually be okay.
Are things scary right now? Absolutely. Will worrying about what’s happening, do anything to make things better? Absolutely NOT. Still, we are all threatened and we can’t stop what’s happening. There’s nothing we can DO, in a country of DOERS. It’s difficult, not being able to fight back. But in order to help those overworked medical people, we must isolate ourselves.
Of course, people will worry. It’s hard NOT to worry. Some will worry more than others, according to the size of the threat, or their personality, but all we can really do is stay inside and send love and positive energy to the medical people and First Responders. To all the people who put themselves at risk, for the benefit of others, clerks, farmers, truck drivers, mail people, garbage men, pharmacists, and all the rest.
People are sick and dying, but some are getting better. We don’t know how long this will last. We don’t know what will happen next. We won’t know, until we get there.
The exhausted doctors and nurses, medical staff and all the others, would like to be home eating, watching tv, reading or napping, but instead, they are trying to save the world. Our part in this is small indeed.