CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC: "THE BEGINNING OF THE END OR JUST A NEW DAMN BEGINNING?"
I don't answer my phone much during this Corona Virus Pandemic.
By nature, I am a very social person, not rude and REALLY LOVE MY FRIENDS!
But, many calls have been a waste of time.
Since I am in New York City, most of my worldwide calls come from friends checking to see if I'm dead!
Granted, their genuine concern is fueled by watching news 24/7!
TV news gives the distinct impress New York City suffered the same fate as Superman's home planet Krypton.
As a former News Producer, I have enough sense to do something else with my valuable time.
Like, sitting and sharing my thoughts with YOU!
I don't go out on the streets of New York City because I don't have too.
"I'm not the smartest guy on the planet," but have enough sense to know I don't need to be on the streets!
Why should I go out?
My food is delivered, I have a good view of the river and walk around my roomy apartment!
"WHAT ABOUT EXERCISE?"
I covered that as soon as I knew the lock down was going to hit.
I had a Total Gym XL for 20 years that served me more faithfully than my Ex-Wife!
When nobody knew how long the World was going to be locked down, I had no excuse for not working out.
I got on my trusty old Total Gym, did a few squats sets, then the damn thing broke!
Was I pissed: "YES!"
However, if my marriage had lasted 20-years My Ex-Wife probably would have broke down on me by now!
Instead of letting the situation get me down, I decided to repair "my trusty, old faithful" Total Gym.
I found a Total Gym repair part on Amazon (cheaper than on the Total Gym website), ordered and got it in two days.
I repaired my Total Gym and got on it to exercise:
"AND IT DIDN'T WORK!"
I removed the part and returned mail it to Amazon!
Then, I ordered the more expensive part from directly from Total Gym.
Total Gym sent the part from its factory, I tracked the shipping and knew it was coming in a few days.
That delivery day came:
"BUT THE PART NEVER ARRIVED!"
I called Total Gym's corporate headquarters, but nobody human was there! My old buddy "CORONA" had struck again so I was stuck.
That's when I decided not to worry about something I couldn't control.
I looked at my solutions instead of being trapped by my problems!
I ordered a new Total Gym Fit, it came in two days, now I am working out and very happy.
When I feel "bat shit crazy," I workout, take control and do something positive.
That is why I don't sit on the phone for hours during this global pandemic:
"THIS IS A ONE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO DO POSITIVE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS!"
I don't discount the death and the pain Covid-19 has caused:
BUT WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
I have no medical skills, I'm not a doctor, nurse or policeman or fireman.
The best thing that I can do is STAY OFF THE STREETS AND NOT HELP THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS!
I watch enough TV news to know even the experts don't fully know what's going on.
Covid 19 mutates and does not follow rules, it sets its own rules.
Corona Virus is not a "one-size-fits-all" disease.
It hits different people in different ways.
Now, Corona Virus is killing children because it mutates into something similar to Kawasaki Syndrome.
I watch enough TV news to know protesters (with automatic weapons) who want things to go back to 2019:
AIN'T GONNA GET THEIR WISH!
Man thinks he is in control, BUT HE REALLY AIN'T!
Mother Nature has controlled Planet Earth for over 4.543 BILLION YEARS!
Man has "only" been around for about 500,000 years.
Most of that time we were trying to figure out how to walk upright!
If "big ass" dinosaurs could be knocked off, why is humankind so egocentric to think we can't become extinct?
There are signs Mother Earth can get along pretty quickly (and damn well) without us.
The Earth's atmosphere is now miraculously clearing up!
Because we aren't driving cars, flying jet planes and factories worldwide are shutdown.
Animals worldwide (sensing less human activity) are reclaiming urban areas!
Hell, the animals probably think the same thing happened to the dinosaurs happened to us!
At a Hong Kong zoo, a pair of pandas (who wouldn't mate for 10-years with humans around), now won't stop having sex!
If we finally nuke ourselves out of existence:
"NOBODY WOULD KNOW HUMAN BEINGS EVER EXISTED ON EARTH 100 YEARS LATER!"
My Total Gym "incident" was an education:
"DEAL WITH WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL & DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN!"
I believe Corona Virus-related stress may kill as many people as Covid-19.
We can't control Corona Virus, BUT WE CONTROL HOW WE RESPOND TO IT!
Maybe start looking at "your Corona Virus imprisonment" in a different light to keep your sanity?
Who never wished to themselves:
"MAN, IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO GO TO WORK, I KNOW WHAT I'D DO!"
Well, we all got what we "wished" for!
Those old fairy tales were right when they taught us:
"BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR!"
If you're home with your family, time to reconnect with each other.
Children are "fun," but they can really work your nerves 24/7.
Instead of being an adult, allow yourself be a kid again and have fun with them.
Yeah, you have to home school your kids, BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE READ "THEIR WARRANTY" BEFORE YOU BROUGHT THEM INTO THE WORLD!
You and your partner can now get to know each other better.
However, there will be times you want to be alone!
Be straight and tell your partner when you need "Me Time!"
More importantly, "this shutdown" gives us all "a once-in-a-lifetime chance" to plan our individual futures.
No matter how many assault weapons protesters bring to their "FREE ME & GIVE ME BACK MY FREEDOM" rallies:
"THE WORLD IS NOT GOING BACK TO 'GOOD OLD 2019!'"
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, NBA, NFL, NCAA, NHL, CONCERTS, BARS, RESTAURANTS, MOVIE THEATERS, FAMILY REUNIONS, CHURCH, WORK, & SCHOOLS (and the list goes on) will all change how they do business!
Yes, we have the freedom to do what we want:
AS LONG AS MY FREEDOM DOESN'T INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS, HEALTH OR SAFETY!
I have the "FREEDOM" to scream "FIRE" in a crowded theater:
BUT IF SOMEONE DIES TRAMPLED IN THE CROWD RUNNING, THEIR DEATH FALLS ON ME!
"I'm not the smartest guy in the planet," but I'm smart enough to know this is a perfect time to become "A BETTER ME!"
Maybe, if YOU stopped worrying about what YOU can't control about this Corona Virus Pandemic:
YOU CAN BECOME "A BETTER YOU" TOO?