This may not be the case for everyone, but if your blessings are bigger than your problems be grateful. A quick perspective shift is all one needs sometimes. There are people who’ve survived this pandemic by the skin of their teeth, chomping at the bit for a return to normalcy, stability and abundance. There are people who have lost loved ones wondering if something were done earlier could things have been different. Is there someone with bigger problems than you, what are they? Name three things you’re grateful for. Via: Positively Sparkly
There are so many downloads coming in, many messages for many people. When your powers come from god (born with it), you listen and respect the boundaries. I am not to reveal anything, it is for you to navigate with the information I have given thus far. When they come from the devil there is no respect, just taking, but the devil always comes to collect. Always. Stay grounded, exercise to release negative energy stored in the body and meditate to stop the mind from controlling you. This will all strengthen your intuition to decipher energy, people lie, energy does not. Side-note: Are you wearing your mask? Via: Mue Studios
This has been a long, long, taxing year and we’re only halfway through! We’ve spent an entire season isolated due to a pandemic and that’s the least of our worries. Absolutely no one expected 2020 to okie doke the shit out of us, my passion planner purchase was in vain. That being said balance is key, go let loose, get drunk, send that text. Recharging is the vibe. What are you doing to treat yourself this weekend? Via: Y2k Lewks
We’re closer to out of this than not, please remember to wear a mask! There were so many people in Central Park on The Great Lawn, less than a centimeter apart, mask and glove free. Unwise, we don’t want a second wave (which I feel is going to happen at this rate). Be like Britney, be safe. Are you taking the proper precautions when you’re out during nice weather? Via: V Files
Captured December 2019 before all pandemic hell broke loose. Photographer Luo Yang captures her home, China, in modern day. “When I look at my subjects, I see pioneers: people who are independent, free and brave enough to not just see the changes happening, but embody it themselves. Freedom and the desire for self expression are a universal language.” These pictures showcase both themes, incorporating the fluidity of subjects born in the 1990’s or 2000’s. How important is the freedom of individualism and expression to you? Do you hold back for social conformity? Why?
The media frenzy surrounding this pandemic (a disease with a wide geographical spread) has left a lot of people scared for their lives. Apocalyptic visions hyped by the media’s need to get those attention grabbing headlines, that talk of preventive measures, death tolls, infection rate and which A-list stars have tested positive. A very myopic and dangerous distortion of world news. Not at all focusing on the full range of statistical data.
Currently there are 134,670 people infected, 4,973 deaths and 69,142 people who have recovered. What does it mean? The state of the world is not as grim as it looks.
134,670 is such a small percentage of six billion people, it barely registers.
69,142 people recovered means they now have the antibodies to fight off the disease, making them immune. Just like how you got chicken pox and you never got them again. Your immune system collects diseases to recognize them and protect you.
4,973 people have died unfortunately. Making the mortality rate 3.4% which isn’t as bad as other outbreaks. The swine flu, for example killed 12,469 people in five months, over a larger age demographic (anybody could get got). Whereas the Coronavirus death toll consist mostly of elderly people and those with autoimmune & respiratory diseases.
Italy has a high rate of senior citizens, so their death toll is made up largely of people in their 80s and 90s. However they do not have enough hospital staff to give attention to everyone, which is a confounding variable (look this up, an extremely important term in science).
All and all even though we will recover our pockets might not. People unable to generate income, but must continue to pay bills for thirty days will incur debt. Unless the government steps in to give aid as they have done in Italy, but this is America so…
Fear is the quickest way to mobilize people, the first thing I learned in marketing class. Instead of taking a full scientific approach to the matter, people are ignoring facts and letting their emotions run wild, regurgitating the media. Critical thinking, asking questions no matter what, is essential to the truth and your civic duty. Unfortunately we live in a world where it’s easier to take selfies, let corporations think for you and react off emotions not logic, despite access to information.
Here are some articles to give you the complete sense of what’s going on. PS China has reopened their stores.
Protect the elderly: https://www.newsweek.com/young-unafraid-coronavirus-pandemic-good-you-now-stop-killing-people-opinion-1491797
China reopens stores: https://mashable.com/article/apple-reopens-china-stores-coronavirus/
Why Italy is hit so hard https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/heres-why-the-coronavirus-death-rate-is-so-high-in-italy/
Effects on the economy: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-deaths-trump-stock-market-pandemic-economy-bankrupt-italy-a9394891.html Photo: Dovneon