Autism is the reason I’ve been in shock for the last 5 weeks being in lock down, but now it’s bringing a new thinking from me. Into the 5th week and it doesn’t feel scary. But the virus must bring a new thinking from all of us.
This back to back blog is important. The virus should be making you think about things. We have reduced our trips to the grocery store to one day a week, which means we’re buying more healthy food, less snack food and buying what we need for the week, which means the food we cook and leave refrigerated isn’t now being thrown away.
We’re making what we buy last longer, so we’re making less trips to the grocery store, what we don’t have, we do without. Those trips have been dramatically reduced to one day a week, and not the 2 to 3 days a week that we used to do.
Although our normal life has gone, and we have a new and different normal, we must put the natural world and others first. We have lessons to learn here. The corona is teaching us about humanity, about the world. We must act and live differently moving forward.
Through the other end, we must think about and start behaving differently. We must start to think about and save the natural world, we must save the planet, before we have no planet. If we ignore the signs, what we then have to face WILL become our reality.
Now dealing with the coronavirus, and we’re still putting ourselves first. The police chiefs also aren’t getting this right, telling us we’re allowed to travel to exercise. What is the point of lock down then? Exercise near to where you live. Out walking yesterday, the roads are filling up again. In store, people are still panic buying, leaving the vulnerable even more exposed.
I’m not sure with ignorance still out there, what’s it going to take? We must think about and put the world first. I again go back to Chris Packham and Sir David Attenborough, both Naturalists, who are continually trying to educate the public. On our parts we must listen to what they have to say.
We must put our world first. Through the other end we must make our lives less about our needs and more about what can do to save our planet, before we have no planet. It may sound far fetched, but these are now our realities.