Life Is Uncertain. Whole Life Is Guaranteed.
May 13, 2020 by Luke Cosme
Surreal. Like a movie. Like a dream. Eerie. Scary. It is a good bet that each of us has used one or all of those to describe the situation that we find ourselves in today. We have dealt with crises before, but this time not only feels different, it is different. During the financial crisis, we were afraid of losing our jobs, our homes, and our savings. We feared for our financial futures, but we didn’t worry about a run on the grocery stores. After 9/11, we were afraid that someone wanted to do us harm because of where we were born and what we believe, but we didn’t have to fear the neighbor walking on the same side of the street. Each of these crises involved degrees of uncertainty, financial and political for sure, but not existential. That is what is different this time. Now the unknown can affect our health and that of our families and our friends. It can come from anywhere, so the best thing we can do is stay apart when every instinct we have is to hold each other closer. That’s a lot of uncertainty to handle.