3. On Global Sick Leave

Forced to stay at home. Not quite sick enough that you cannot do anything. But restricted in your movements. Lockdown. The world is on Global Sick Leave.
You could argue about the population of the world catching covid. But it takes little imagination to link the abuse of our planet to Covid. Nature is encroached upon and overloaded. With Us. Humans.

As with sick leave we all need to feel safe and heal at home. We also need money to be able to survive and to support us through sick leave.
Any intelligent company or institution factors in work force holidays, illness, bereavement, and bad weather.

Not so GDP. It is calculated relentlessly. No time off. No down time. To keep us cowed and frightened. We must get back to work! To catch up. To return to normal.

As a nation of small shop keepers obsessed with cost rather than value. We want to keep the shop open all hours. Make as much as possible. Neurotic about profit and loss. Not living. This is a modern malaise. Anyone remember early Thursday closing for the afternoon? Shops closed Sundays.

So we are giving the planet a break. Downtime. Rest. The planet has given us Covid so that we have to stay home. Not travel in cars and planes.

An infectious disease, a Chinese strategy?
Or the planet telling us we need to change our relationship.

Copyright Adrian Scott
North London Counsellor Blog 2021
All Rights Reserved
Disclaimer: This weblog is the view of the writer and for general information only
This article is designed to provoke argment and critique

Forced to stay at home. Not quite sick enough that you cannot do anything. But restricted in your movements. Lockdown. The world is on Global Sick Leave.
You could argue about the population of the world catching covid. But it takes little imagination to link the abuse of our planet to Covid. Nature is encroached upon and overloaded. With Us. Humans.

As with sick leave we all need to feel safe and heal at home. We also need money to be able to survive and to support us through sick leave.
Any intelligent company or institution factors in work force holidays, illness, bereavement, and bad weather.

Not so GDP. It is calculated relentlessly. No time off. No down time. To keep us cowed and frightened. We must get back to work! To catch up. To return to normal.

As a nation of small shop keepers obsessed with cost rather than value. We want to keep the shop open all hours. Make as much as possible. Neurotic about profit and loss. Not living. This is a modern malaise. Anyone remember early Thursday closing for the afternoon? Shops closed Sundays.

So we are giving the planet a break. Downtime. Rest. The planet has given us Covid so that we have to stay home. Not travel in cars and planes.

An infectious disease, a Chinese strategy?
Or the planet telling us we need to change our relationship.

Copyright Adrian Scott
North London Counsellor Blog 2021
All Rights Reserved
Disclaimer: This weblog is the view of the writer and for general information only
This article is designed to provoke argment and critiqueAdd block



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