We are meant to be social beings, this is what I have been taught my whole life through. The current development mirrors a very different picture. Worldwide human beings are pushed apart, are driven into isolation. The consequences of forcing us into this asocial behavior are completely unforeseeable. Our societies have rules to make a peaceful together more likely. Now, it seems the contrary is the case, rules and regulations lock us down, induce hostility, suspicion and distrust. Unfounded - not even legally certified - rules and regulations are intimidating us every day.
Fear spreads and so does the resistance against it. Loneliness sneeks in regardless of age and geographical location.
Being alone is a dreadful condition for all living beings. It causes all kind of deprivation symptoms such as depression, aggression, violence, alienation, fear, disorientation, mutilation of communication skills. All these deviations we experience now.
Social life with its physical tenderness is necessary for happiness, smiling at each other and laughing together is essential for peaceful coexistence. This is at stake now. We need togetherness.
With death I think it’s different. The one dying doesn’t mind to be alone, he or she needs the silence, the introspection for letting life go. Dying is a lonely process.
It’s us the left behind who have this urge of saying goodbye, because we are social beings. The deceasing wants to focus to be able to transgress into another state of being. The process of passing away may be scaring for many of us. I think this is not necessary, clinging to life creates fear of death. Being without this fear creates happiness, makes life delightful and opens our heart for the other and the foreign, across all species.
We cannot escape our destiny, so better, let’s embrace it and deal with it.
This applies to us more than ever. The future that’s about to come is extremely unpredictable, economic depression ahead of us forces us to say goodbye to the comfort zone we became so used to in the rich west. To be aware of this will make it easier for us to adjust. COVID19 should teach us this lesson.
My motto is not to be scared but accepting death. I don't consider masks as an option for living a happy life. Destroying my immunity by wearing masks, by drowning it in disinfectants and last but not least by practicing social distancing will kill many of us, I have no doubts.
No risk no fun! We die and we die alone anyway!