What we learn from social distancing.
We are not in the same boat in this pandemic.
From the early days entering global pandemic and before social distancing being govern I often see conversations on social media.
How opinions would be divided to those who insist staying at home to be safe versus those who would openly share their huge loss and impact in their businesses, having the fear of losing their jobs, or struggling to continue working.
The fact that often forgotten, most of Indonesian people really depend on daily income. So social distancing could be very hard for them. On the other hand, we all will take time and process to cope and learn how to change or learn new ways of working. And it is not easy.
However, they try their best to stay positive and act as if they are ok. Keep in mind they might not be ok. They are just trying their best.
To judge a person in their darkest days or on their trying time is so unfair.
We are not in the same situations, our conditions might be very different from each other as well as our circumstances. We are all in different boats.
But if we are in this together we have to think bigger. Rather than scolding them to stay a float, help to put them on bigger ships. That way make all boats are safe while in this journey together at sea.
So before judging. Before talking. Before action. Think again. Think harder. Try to understand.
If you say you are in this together then help. Don’t just make it harder than its already is.
People need hope and solution. If you cannot give any of that, the least that you can do is to be kind.
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Tyas is now Partner Consultant and Trainer on Digital and Social Media at Bangwin Consulting, Freelancer, Writer/Blogger, Podcaster. For project enquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org
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