Facebook only talks about the virus, part of Lula’s fault, part of Dilma’s fault, Trump is guilty, the President of China is guilty and Bolsonaro is guilty. Depending on the feeds, this changes, everyone becomes heroes or guilty depending on the team from which the Facebook friend copies the Fake News.
Perhaps, wherever you are reading the post, the quarantine or the spread is not as severe. But here in Switzerland, it is, and it is a direct consequence of Italy’s explosive spread. Spain and France are also exploding and have severe quarantines.
This is not a text on statistics or on rules of survival. It is more an outburst anguished by human being. We are at a time of global crisis. Interestingly, the size and intensity of the crisis will derive exclusively from our attitude towards the problem we face.
The question and justification for this struggle are that the determination of the rules to social boundaries is arbitrary in relation to the individual. Being born without arms is not a personal choice. Worse, many of these arbitrarinesses are not even differentiating or harmful elements in themselves, they are pure prejudice and cowardice, being black, being poor, being fat, being a woman.
And here we come to psychology! A little history and philosophy, some biology and biochemistry, and we have the necessary basis for a psychological discussion.
Each life needs to be observed and evaluated individually. That is, the pain of each one must be understood as the pain of each one. Therefore, the sieve that measures one person is not meant to measure another. The small genetic and historical variations that each of us carries are large enough that each one needs to be understood within its own reality.
From this point of view, the evolutionary explanation of life seems to be much more attractive. It would include an explosive beginning to the universe, a cosmological accommodation of matter, and the organization of the atmosphere and liquids so that life here on the planet could happen.
Thus, teaching the body, the brain that there is a pressing need is a good tool for change. We do this constantly in fitness and sports training. We glimpse the suffering of defeat, we glimpse the joy of victory and pondering this equation we find the pressing need for change: more training.
A transformative approach comes with the phrase “you suffer too much, you need to change,” that is, “we accept you, but we worry that you suffer so much.” It can bring about the freedom needed for more effective experimentation of the environment, strengthening bonds with more functional beliefs and, most importantly, extinguishing reserves that can be maintained and will sustain a relapse.
Several religions, including Catholicism, Hinduism, and Umbanda, recognize in food and food a spiritual relationship and communion with life, with equals and with the divine.