Sometimes authority is wrong. In America, it’s woefully wrong about the pandemic.
Everything is not ok. It’s not safe.
I’m not trying to be a fear-monger. I’m just telling you the truth.
I don’t want you to get sick. I don’t want you to spread this disease to your loved ones.
Look, our leaders are failing us. When leadership fails, we must lead ourselves.
When governments fail to use reason, data, wisdom, we must self-regulate.
We must stay informed and help, encourage, challenge, and bless each other.
I’m not saying this time is easy. No, it’s terrible. It kick-you-in-the-face challenging. It’s “unprecedented.”
We must use our minds, stay calm, and not rush into a world that no longer exists. It’s not safe.
But I have hope. I believe this will pass. It will be safe again. But it’s just not now.
In the meantime, practice caution, call friends and family, eat delicious food, read books, binge a show, learn a new skill, occupy your time with healthy, socially distanced activities.
And when you get through this, you’ll be stronger than ever.
Stay well, friends.