Responding to my article “Health: the Answer to the Coronavirus is the Immune System”, I get a lot of comments here and on social media. I can put them into two categories and I want to address both in this comment.
- Fear of not having a strong enough immune system
- Defending big pharma, saying new viruses do not have natural enemies
Dear Baba Yaga, first of all, I want to send my love to you and your husband. I hope he will recover well. Fear, in this case, is not a very constructive emotion, but hard not to have. I understand. However, fear doesn’t serve you or your husband, so you might want to try to get past it.
What will serve you is love. Lots of love! Please try to transform your fear into love. Build a circle of supporting friends and family with whom you can both rest and heal without too much stress. And I never said that people should not take short term precautions.
There is the short term and the long term. Short term you can wear a mask, wash your hands more often, avoid contact with animals for a while, and avoid spaces with lots of people together. The immune system is an answer for the long term. We should always be working on the short and long term together.
There are also two levels: the personal, individual level and the bigger picture, the planetary level. We have a personal immune system and a planetary immune system. And we have not been taking good care of either. So that’s my plea: let’s heal ourselves, let’s heal the world and make it a biodiverse place again where natural laws can do their healthy job.
My stories about the flaws in the economy and the triggers for businesses are never meant to attack. I’m a realistic person, who understands that things are the way they are because they have grown this way.
However, I think it’s time we change our actions as a human species. We cannot go on like this and expect to have a good, purposeful life on a dying planet. And as entrepreneurs, we have a role to play.
So, in my articles, I try to put my finger on the economic flaws, on the human flaws as I see them and try to point towards alternatives. I will always stimulate the systemic way of doing things in line with the laws of nature.
We, humans, are part of nature and we should stop trying to control, to manipulate. We should take our humble role as part of the ecosystems and learn how to live within the boundaries of our planet. It’s a path of experimenting, innovating and asking ourselves questions all the time. And I just hope the energy of change will do the rest of the work for us all.
I have a deep trust in People. I have a deep trust in Gaia, in Nature. And I think in the coming years, lots of people will stand up and do the right thing. They will take the path towards optimizing of all values, instead of maximizing only money. I want to be part of this path, that’s all.
So, if you enjoy my articles, keep following me… If not, also okay…