In the face of adversity, such as this public health crisis, there are a number of people looking to fix blame with someone or some element(s) of a social system for the unprepared condition we all find ourselves in. In a perfect “system” world, we would have never reached a pandemic state and all individuals would have been safe.
In the forever imperfect world, systems and the individuals within the system have a great deal to learn from this experience, if you choose to. From chaos comes growth, but the most controllable piece for each of us will be what we are learning and applying as individuals going forward.
Start by accepting and contemplating that as an individual within the multitude of systems, most of us had not made the active, self-determining decisions to fully prepare ourselves for this once in seventy year event. Can you learn from this experience and apply what you are learning to be better prepared going forward?
A continuous and disciplined practice of applied learning promotes your opportunity to be better and remain in autonomy with the newly refined systems. Blaming others and relying solely on a system to take care of you will remain to produce disappointing outcomes for you.
Stay safe, continue learning.
“Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.” — Viktor Frankl —