Don’t let fear keep up apart
Fear has many close relatives: good ones like caution and prudence, bad ones like panic and dread, and others.
What is the correct level of caution and prudence during the pandemic? How strictly must we keep isolated, apart? Very strictly, it has become apparent. But let us not add panic to caution lest it prevent us from caring about others and helping where we can.
Moreover, compassion tells us to recognize where precautionary measures have caused hardship at the same time as they have helped to prevent even worse harms. For some, isolation has meant hunger, or sleeping rough rather than in homeless shelters. And the isolation resulted in some people dying without family or friends present; the grief caused is irremediable.
Obtained from https://www.ccvichapel.org/post/_fear
On the header, Van Gogh – Trauernder alter Mann.