The current situation has made us question if we are equipped enough to understand the answers that we are looking for. But are we looking for the same answers? What happens when a part of the world discovers an answer to a question that burns only for another one?
Yes, we are more connected than ever, but we are not harmonized. History has taught us that each time humankind has faced a disaster, human un-kindness has found an opportunity to step forward into the spotlight.
What can we do better? We can trust those voices that we haven’t trusted by now, depending on the countries in which we are living. Maybe certain media outlets are fighting fake news on your behalf so that you’ll wake up in a more informed world on global burning issues. Maybe your favorite politicians that have lost races in the past can step up to represent their communities and you can help them. Maybe you can learn to trust that the human being that you are fed up with because of the quarantine does not actually want to harm your feelings.
We are at war with ourselves and we are not truly there for each other. Zoom parties are not happening in each house and those friends that used to have a difficult time before isolation might be in the same spot or maybe worse. Anxiety is more than a meme. No matter if you experience it as an introvert or extrovert. Do you know what is an emergency anymore? What used to be an emergency before the lockdown and what is now? Maybe you left over some emergencies. Maybe you left someone unprepared. Maybe you were left unprepared.
We long for clarity
Each of us is dealing with its own disasters and doesn’t really know how to harmonize with the world although invitations are everywhere. All we know is to connect and disconnect when needed. We do this with gadgets and we do it with each other also. What happens in between? You are responsible for what you think before you connect, for what you choose as a reason to disconnect and what you do before you need or want to connect again. A connection will harm you, not because you stay too long connected, but because you establish it when you want it as if you need it and vice versa.
We live with confusion most of our lives and many religions and spiritual practices are teaching this clarity through various ways. Modern man will live in a state of eternal emergency for a while and our global character is changing as we speak. Each person that can carry himself or herself to a state of clarity, long-term lack of connection will not harm his/her emotions so hard anymore and long-term connection will not swallow who they are once they engage within reason.
How ho we achieve it?
Each time clarity is achieved, we tend to test it and we usually win, although we sometimes feel like winners much much farther in the future. Relationships have been put to the test not only between countries but between small communities and families also and many people don’t share the same ideas about a global subject that requires sensitivity. Opinions will bring people together and opinions will tear them apart. But we should remember that the capacity of bringing people together doesn’t mean strong leadership skills through a crisis.
Everybody needs a win nowadays and whether you’ve reached your goal of 10 push ups or your Tik Tok video has landed on #fypage, a real clap will seal the deal. So who claps for you when you battle while at war with yourself? Who claps when you manage to save the economy of your country? Who claps when you finally learned to play the piano? Is anybody there? If it isn’t, why? If you have people clapping for you, why do you want claps from those specific ones?
What was the question?
We’re living in a time where there are no wrong questions. Do we want to save our lives or do we want to save our ideas? Because we all know that some ideas are not going to work anymore. There’s nothing more beautiful than building windows outside and inside this world and there’s nothing more painful and heroic than letting go. Ideas are worth happening if you are proud of the audience clapping for them. Would you clap for you ideas? Would you clap for yourself?