TLC On Our Emotions

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It is with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Emotions are our root impulses to act.  However, hasty action will result only in unfulfilling outcomes.  Better to pause and give our impulses the tender loving care they deserve.  Perhaps with our hearts, we will see things differently.

During disasters, people’s emotions run high.  Be it fear, anger, sadness, or frustration, all examples of common human emotions when stressed.  This pandemic is no exception.  The daily statistics on the COVID-19 infections are daunting, almost incomprehensible while social distancing is flaunted as the gospel.

In civilized societies, our impulses bend towards law and order. In doing so, there is a space between the social distancing and personal liberty.  As considerations, let’s not lose our compassion, especially toward the vulnerable populations.

How do you see the difference between social distancing and lockdown, if there is one? Or personal liberty?

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