I’ve been thinking about the world and compartmentalizing everything in regards to the overall impact on people. There are three significant points in my life and I’m breaking them down to small, medium and large. Let’s go in the reverse order.
Large: COVID-19 is a global pandemic. It’s touched the entire planet and yet in the grand scheme of things my life (besides life in quarantine) has not been greatly impacted. I know a few people that have passed but no one that I was really close to or that was an immediate family member. It’s almost easy to believe that it doesn’t really exist (I know it does) because I have been so far removed from it. Besides being cautious if I decide to go out I don’t really think that much about it anymore which means the largest thing has the smallet effect on me which I’m very greateful for.
Medium: The protest that have started after the killing of George Floyd are pretty significant but mostly in my home country of the United States which is why I put it at medium. There’s a lot to unpack here and this post is not the time for it. I will say that I have spent a lot of time thinking about it. I do not however live in a major city where the violent outbursts have taken place so it’s not always on my mind but moreso than Coronavirus these days making the medium item as having a medium effect.
Small: I lost my job a week ago and you might be thinking; that’s small? In the grand scheme of things it is because it impacts very few people besides myself. This has been occupying a lot of my thoughts (rightfully so I believe) as I try to navigate where I am and where I am going. That means the smallest item has the largest effect.
What does all this mean? Probably not a lot to you because they are my thoughts and my life. It does show that events that seem inconsequential to you may be much larger to someone else and vice versa.