Magical Thinking

Being responsible and following recommendations in a pandemic is not hysteria. Some people say they’re not changing much of what they’re doing.

This is not some theory or prediction like Y2K. This is real and happening right now, we’re witnessing it all over the world. It’s like a category 4 hurricane is coming and you don’t evacuate, you magically think you’ll be safe, you ride it out. Then if you survive someone else has to risk their lives to rescue you, that same mentality. Magical thinking that you somehow can do whatever you want, going against logic believing there will be no consequences.

I don’t know why people continue to be so hard-headed?

They’d rather believe in their magical thinking and be reckless with theirs and other people’s lives. Because if you are one of those people who think that it’s just hysteria and you go about your business like you’re the only person in the world while you’re potentially infecting others, you are endangering everyone, which is intentional harm. You’re actively willfully, knowingly risking hurting yourself and everyone else. The more people infected means overburdened hospitals and more deaths.

Why not err on the side of caution? Stay in. It’s a small sacrifice to help save lives.

What are people trying to prove by shrugging it off, acting like a pandemic is no big deal?

I get so exasperated and perplexed? It’s like trying to communicate with a brick wall. That’s when you want to throw up your hands and just walk away.

Maybe something good may come out of all of this yet. Maybe now there will be some real consideration for some radical changes in our health care and social welfare systems, that is if we can have leaders who aren’t part of the brick wall gangs.

This just goes to show how interconnected we all are and when you neglect to care for all equally, then things get even more out of control. The healthier and more well cared for everyone is, the healthier the world is. The countries that invest in public health and social welfare have been faring better in the pandemic.

And it’s okay to be afraid, it’s natural. Now’s a good time to learn and practice some effective coping skills to help keep calm and grounded. There’s plenty of at-home time (if you’re being a loving and responsible person that is) maybe try deep breathing, meditation, do a yoga video, journal, listen to music, read, try to rest some 🙂 Appreciate the quiet and slowed down pace and extra time with loved ones at home. Surrender to what is truly really happening, do your part to help prevent the spread by limiting contact, do only what is essential.

It may shorten the time we’re on lockdown too, the more we flatten the curve, limit the spread.

Save some lives, stay in. What’s so hard about that?

Sending love and hugs to all, even the brick wall gangs, (actually they need it even more 🙂 but from a distance, lmao) 💗

Michelle Miyagi
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