Covid-19: an opportunity for change

Bijgewerkt op: 9 sep. 2020

Corona wakes us up.

Out of our repetitive patterns.

Out of 'more'

Into 'less'

It slows us down.

A stop of our maddening 'push for more'.

It makes you aware of how difficult it has gotten

to be in silence with your partner

to be in silence with your kids

to be in silence with yourself.

But what has this push for more done for you?

Has the material wealth made you happier?

Has the time-pressure made you more loving?

Has the availability of constant distraction resolved your issues?

Has consuming more been good for the planet?

Has your job served the planet?

A time to reflect on life.

And to see what less has given us:

Appreciating the beauty of local nature, when before exploring was only done when far away from home.

Clear skies that used to be smog-filled for decades.

Neatly cleaned houses and gardens, and an opportunity to let go of the piled-up excessive stuff we no longer use.

People we got to meet during walks in our own neighbourhood, which used to be strangers.

Plenty of time to play with pets and kids, which used to be often impossible because of all the other things you needed to do.

Car-free roads which used to be filled with traffic jams.