This Too Shall Pass

Corona Virus, Covid19…wouldn’t you love to have a dollar for every time you have seen, heard or read those words!

Over the past two decades we have been challenged by: HIV/AIDS, Pneumonic Plague, SARS, Avian Flu, Dengue Fever, H1N1(Swine Flu), Cholera, MERS, Ebola, Measles, Zika, and then another rash of measles…and, starting in late 2019…Covid 19.

It certainly appears that Mother Nature stays busy thinning the herd; however, the world’s population continues to grow and after each germ, virus, bug and mosquito epidemic we seem to bounce back and thrive.

If the saying, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”, is correct we should come out of our current mess much stronger indeed…and maybe in-fact.

Of the things which Americans project, can-do rather than make-do, stand out. Some poo-poo “American Exceptionalism” as simply chest thumping, but if it is only chest thumping why has this representative republic become the world’s dominant economic leader less than three hundred years following its founding? That’s an argument to have on another day. Today we must concentrate on hitting the comeback trail.

Back in the 1930″s great depression FDR warned this country that what it had to fear was fear itself…concentrate on fixing the problem rather than becoming frozen by fear of what might happen. Today’s version is, “Prepare. Don’t Panic”.

This too shall pass…And when it does, go out and buy that Life Insurance you should have taken care of before Covid19 came to visit.

Carpe Diem