«Do you know the difference between an error and a mistake? Anyone can make an error, but that error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.»
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Someone once said, «It’s easier to stop in the beginning.» And yeah, perhaps we should have stopped some measures during the beginning of Covid. Not gone along with some «temporary» restrictions. Not have children excluded from school and other social events, not having them lose huge percentages of their lives. Not going for that «thought-terminating cliché» of «follow the science».
But that time is past. But now we have a breather.
And perhaps it’s time to reflect on what happened.
And yeah, it’s hard to change behavior if it’s irreversible. Those who got vaccinated and «boosted» (and still got sick, hello family 😉 ), the vaccine will stay in the body. And it’s hard to accept that one was fooled. How was it:
«It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.»
After all, if you got sick you can still think without the vaccine it could have been worse.
But when the next phase of scare modeling and fear porn comes, perhaps it’s time to go a different route. Not believe uncritically what is said. Not going for the worst cases. And yeah, in many ways, we were lucky.
First, Covid was not as dangerous at it could have been.
Second, the overreaction was not as devastating as it could have been.
And perhaps the later is a chance for the future. After all, we did not go really dark, the:
«We all did what we had to do, and in this circumstances we did the best we could.»
Former head of a concentration camp in «V for Vendetta»
kind of way.
So perhaps, when the next scare comes, we can deal with it better.
Here’s to hope.