We are now living in times of pandemic. Some of us are scared. Some of us think that all this is just another conspiracy. And some of us secretly hope for the “zombie apocalypse” to come true. And all of those scenarios are cool. They all serve their innate purpose – provide us with solace and give us a purpose for justifying our existence.
But sadly, there is one more deeply disturbing scenario. Scenario that has far-reaching and just as deadly endgame as the “zombie apocalypse”, “virus wars” or possibly even the new rise of Cthulhu. And unlike all the previous scenarios, this particular trend is revolving around an ancient human weakness – stupidity.
Stupidity is the most powerful force on earth. It can cause damage and ignite havoc without any prerequisite “elemental forces” or special “powers”. All stupidity needs to exist is possession of the human carrier who is happy to be the host for the parasitic creature. Sadly, when ancient Greek thinkers where hoping for relentlessness and relying upon human condition, they still foresaw in the depths of their minds, that this ancient evil will hardly ever be conquered.
We possess the innate will and autonomy over our minds, but none of them will save us in case of losing the battle to the forces of laziness and stupidity. We are disposed towards being better than “animals”, but during these trying times, more and more humans have proven, that unlike animals, they will not be tamed or contained. Not even in the face of a deadly viral pandemic.
We still go shopping, especially when there are sales ongoing. We run marathons and gather for the pub crawls. We take our kids to the park and let them run amok in the wild. All for the sake of our sanity as parents or well-being as human beings. But what will we do when it comes for us?
We are living in trying times. We are living in somewhat desperate times. But are we really living in the “reign of stupidity” times? I hope it is not the case. I do not know why, but I still believe that we can be better. That we are better! Contain yourselves my fellow human beings. I know it is hard. I know it is painful. But I also know that it is of utmost importance that we keep ourselves safe from our own ignorance and outright stupidity. Not just for the sake of others. For our own sake!
Sales will be there when pandemic ends. Once it is safe again, run out in to the world and enjoy it! Let your kids loose. Take your loved ones for a stroll oug on a town. Go for a walk with the one that makes you smile despite the rummaging heartbeat within. Show the unity of strength and mind.
But in order to do all of that, you need to do just one immensely important thing. Contain yourselves! Stay the fuck home! Show the stupidity who is the boss. Do not let down those who believed in us back when the gods treated earth like a violence infested and dirty playground. Because if you can not do that, then we are all sentenced to death. If not from sickness or disease, then certainly from the overflow of stupidity that will eventually suffocate the life out of this human race.