We’re in the driver’s seat now
It doesn’t happen often, but we honestly have to say – this week, we’re at a loss for words. We’ve been riding this era of weirdness fairly steadily to date, but now we’re just looking wide-eyed at the world and wondering what on Earth – literally – is going on. Between the atrocious behaviour exhibited by a few of our neighbours to the south to the news on Tuesday that we are essentially right back where we started pandemic-wise, to the fact that Kim and Kanye are getting a divorce – we just don’t think we can take much more.
Seeing as we’re all floating around on the surface of this great big orb we call Earth at the same time, the phrase we now love to hate – “We’re all in this together” – is factually true. And seeing as we have access to all the information and news we could ever need (or not need) 24/7, we are acutely aware of what all other Earth-riders are doing. And seeing as our primitive little brains have yet to learn how to either filter or absorb the information influx properly, we are (and indeed have been for awhile, now) in prime position to completely lose our crap and go ballistic. We all want to scream at the top of our lungs to make it all stop and go away.
Well, we have sad news. None of it is going to stop and go away all on its own. But fear not – we also have good news. We’re the drivers on this ride. We get to create the road map, we get to choose the route we want to take, and we get to captain the journey. (Don’t bother writing to us telling us that it’s all a conspiracy and that a few elites are trying to control the rest of the world. Humans are too selfish; even elites involved in a global takeover scheme would disagree over something. And no one is that good at keeping secrets. If James Bond can suss out bad guys in just a couple of hours…)
But we digress. We are steering this ship, so to speak, so it behooves us to not droop in our boots too much, but rather to choose to take the proverbial bull by the horns and kick all this crap to the curb. That’s a metaphor martini (shaken, of course), but it’s all true. We can’t fix or change how other people think or act, so let’s not waste time calling others names or condemning them. Let’s just watch that we don’t become the same way, and lead by example. We can’t wave a magic wand and make a deadly virus disappear, so let’s just buckle down and do the hard work that it will certainly take to make it disappear. We’re going to hate every minute of it, and some of us will suffer a great deal. We cannot be selfish right now. We’ve said this before – we’ve got to look at the end game. It was so tantalizingly close, but we missed it.
We are in this together. So put on the driving tunes and let’s get on with it.