Another day of endless COVID-19 virus updates. Every radio, tv, newspaper, and phone platform are flooded with it. Our local newspaper even has the sick and dead toll count at the top of the front page. And every couple of hours a new update from one of many goverment officals. It feels like we are being tortured, forced to watch and listen too the same horrorific video over and over again, as if the goal is to make us numb and tolerable to it's subject matter.
It's has been a few days since I last wrote anything. Things are changing more and more each day. Currently where I, and many other people around the world live, life has essentially shut down, or at least slowed to a snail's pace. Many businesses, especially local ones, have closed their doors. Many people, though not all, are doing their best to practice social distancing. Though as days go by in my little blip on the map, there is not many places left to go.
.It feels like a dream. Even though its right in front of your face, you still don't believe its real. It started out small, a few number of infected, then a few more. Like a bad flu or cold they said. Then the winds of fortune changed direction, and it spread quickly. First China, then Italy and the rest of Europe. Before we new it, it had crossed Oceans, and we were starting to see the effects on our own soil. Slowly but surely the infected and number of deaths rising.
Do you ever feel like when you try to discuss a topic with someone that has an opposing view point, that it just turns into an argument? Well maybe not an argument. But so many people SAY they are open to discussing a topic. But few are actually willing to hear, or research a view point that is conflicting with their own. And it really is too bad. It is a great way to share knowledge, to grow, to gain new views on things. And maybe open one's heart, and mind to other possibilities.
We have all had one, or more; that boss you just can't stand, the micromanaging, ass riding, disrespectful person that gets to dictate exactly how you do your job. Even if they themselves have never done it. The one who calls all the shots, gets all the credit, gets paid more than you, and yet is really, just kind of an asshole. My experience, mostly in an industrial workplace setting, is that bad workplace culture, and interactions tend to drive down morale. Which in turn, drives down production, which for a company, drives down profits, and increases turnover rate faster than a fast food place spits out burgers. It is the most neglected aspect in a lot of workplaces, but in my opinion, the most important.