Is it ignorant of us to look at small, positive things when there is a global pandemic going on? Maybe its more acceptable to talk about the latter because it helps us relieve our anxiety by joining the panicked crowds. If we focus on the bad, we don’t have to change the way we’ve always done things, but rather follow what everyone else is doing and feeling. We buy things because others buy. We feel our spirits dampen because everyone else’s is too. We feel more connected to others because we think we feel similarly. But this is an illusion.
To think differently from the crowd requires us to be more accountable to our emotions and logic. Yes things seem bad, and rightfully so. But do our actions contribute to making things better, or just joining everyone else in the hysteria? Solutions are found thinking differently from the crowds where the problems emerge from–and this begins by looking at the positive things that people easily ignore.