20 Mar Let us bottle hope and cure fear
| “A pandemic will lead to permanent social, economic, and cultural changes. The key is to create good from a bad situation.”|
― Wayne Gerard Trotman
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is the most severe global health threat in a generation. Its spread is exponential. To picture what that means, imagine water lilies that double every day. If the pond is full on day 10, when was it half full? On day 9. That is exponential growth.
“Fear is the mind-killer.”
But, there is a more harmful virus we are facing. Fear. The problem with fear is it is inward-looking, it is a survivalist, and it isn’t concerned with the wellbeing of anyone outside its personal circle. The author Frank Herbert wrote, “fear is the mind-killer.” If you have been in a shop this week after four o’clock, and tried to buy anything and were confronted with empty shelves, you will know what he meant. And then it gripped you too. You aren’t a panic buyer, but … if you don’t start stocking, the panic buyers will put your family at risk. And come tomorrow morning, you are the panic buyer. I am part of a team that is going to do its best to be a source of hope and not fear.
We don’t have this figured out BUT
This message isn’t from a group that has it figured out. We don’t know how tomorrow is going to turn out. What we do have is a willingness to do what it takes to get to the other side. We plan to put our heads together (at the appropriate distance of course) and ask ourselves how we can use our skills, knowledge, and experience to help our community of clients. We will also be making our thoughts and tips available to whoever wishes to read it. We would like to encourage everyone who reads this post to “sign up” to share it and to comment below on what your business is doing to keep its doors open. We would love to hear from you.
Let us bottle hope and cure fear.
Let us bottle hope and cure fear. Let us endure, because “endurance produces character and character produces hope” Paul of Tarsus 57-58CE
I stand corrected.
Thank you to all our healthcare workers around the country who are placing their own health and that of their families at risk for our sake. I said early there are no heroes in this time. I stand corrected.
Author Kenneth Coetzer
Digital Accounting Imagineer at DoughGetters Accounting