August is almost over and we’re still in the middle of this pandemic. How are you holding up? Personally, I am holding on to the promise that things will get better and that everything will be all right. I am holding on to the belief that God has plans and has full control of the situation. Also, holding on to WHO’s protocols (are you washing your hands?)
The quarantine has been testing the patience of everyone. One thing that I think this quarantine has also triggered is everybody’s obsession with social media. Let me step back, i think it is social media that tested the patience of everyone. There are a lot of posts in soc med positive AND negative which really triggered a lot good and bad behaviour. We are all given the privilege to post our sentiments, thoughts, ideas in social media, now it is our responsibility to face the consequences of the ideas we post. I think that is what is lacking with some people, the sense of accountability. Accountability to face the reaction of everyone regardless if its positive and negative. As for the audience, the accountability to own up to negative comments that they lash out. To learn to still be respectful even if they don’t agree to what they see. We all have the freedom to express ourselves, however, it doesn’t say we have the freedom to say hurtful things to one another.
If there things that this quarantine is teaching us it to sit still and be patient. To learn to follow intructions and to do what is best for our families. We are here for the long haul, but how can you do that when you are paying more attention to things, people, situations that don’t matter. To give attention to petty arguments, negative conversations and trolls.
How are you holding up?