One of the
worst health crises of our times has severely restricted our activities, which at
the same time has given us the opportunity to reflect on some issues which have
long weighed heavily on our minds.
It is a sad reflection
on a number of our leading personages, that their actions and behavior is frequently,
and often exclusively, driven by their ego.
We cannot be blind to their sheer arrogance and lack of understanding of
people’s sensitivities, as they promulgate their own selfish views on our citizenry: though many of us try, but with little
effect, to resist: our pleas are falling
on deaf ears. We indeed must acknowledge
that our collective wellness is under siege while we attempt to search for an appropriate response.
All human endeavor has to start with
the individual, from whence it radiates outward, persuading naysayers and bystanders
to work in collaboration toward the common good. To quote from Ecclesiastes: “there is a time to be silent and a time to
speak”. Let us pray that
we may have the wisdom, the fortitude, and the courage to act: to overcome and conquer selfishness with
selflessness and thereby reaffirm our own true humanity.