I’ve been surfing through the depths of the Internet, searching for motivation that would lift me off the couch, to which I became embedded for the last couple of hours, when I encountered a wonderfully written short article by Talia Argondezzi, named “Noted Philosophers Reconsider Their Key Insights After a Month of Social Distancing”. And that indeed was a good read that showed me a lot of our weaknesses, lots of our “truths” we kept telling ourselves that turned out to be a lie and several other interesting facts about human nature. But please don’t think this article is that dark and hopeless as I might have described (probably I went a bit too dramatic…). It indeed shows our imperfections but in a quite amusing and ironic way: Talia compares quotes of well-known philosophers of our history with real examples of people’s thoughts and activities during the ongoing pandemic of 2020.
Also, what is really inspiring about the article, is that there is hope for us, hope for our improvement, hope for our understanding and consciousness. Only through humor and brutal honesty, which we encounter when left alone at home for several weeks (or months…), we can discover and work on our imperfections that become visible after some self-analysis and reflection.
All of that is possible, we just need to accept it, accept that we do indeed sleep a lot, eat all the junk food we encounter and watch low-minded series 24/7 while being under quarantine regime. And only when we see it and become honest with ourselves that we need to be better – the real improvement may begin… or at least we can start moving in the right direction.
Until that, everyone will keep on judging others while doing absolutely the same, without even noticing it and pretending that we are alright. That is our nature.
I won’t go that much into details so you can check Talia Argondezzi’s article yourselves, that is so simply and masterfully presented to us with a fair touch of dry humor, intertwined with irony about our lives and activities throughout all this pandemic situation. Have a good read!
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