I’m intending this to be my final post on the pandemic. I’ve removed my other writings on this topic along with topic tags, etc.
Similar to what I’ve described as the hatefest, that constant onslaught of angry comments about this or that group, the amount of commentary and opining about covid-19 available online is overwhelming.
I found myself asking a personal question, “what can I say about any of this that has not already been said, and can be contradicted tomorrow with new information?” Answer: very little.
In the meantime, there are so many other topics to talk about that are being drowned out by the information tsunami of covid-19, lockdowns, masks, distancing, death rates, case numbers, protests, etc. What about interesting ideas, books, history, art, music, philosophy, spirituality, and the big one for me – cultivating a good, pleasant, happy life?
There is so much rich history in our culture, so many fascinating people who have come and gone, so many deep ideas that can alter the course of one’s life if adopted wisely, so much art and music, so many interesting lifestyle choices.
So for the foreseeable future and unless there is a profoundly compelling reason to comment on the pandemic, I will be focusing on all those other topics.
Like each of you, I have access to more information about covid-19 than I can actually process, often leading to confusion, frustration, and anger. That is not how I want to live. How about you?