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Self-Isolation Is Not So Bad

Remember, when John Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you β€” ask what you can do for your country..” It is time to step up everybody. Not everything is about you. It is time we all pull together if we want to go back to the way we were. The numbers are not trending the correct way. Does anybody else find it odd when, in a crisis, our perspective changes? We are #Boston strong or #strong this or #strong that. We see people calling doctors and nurses hero’s today and realizing athletes and celebrities are nothing special. We should level set after this and look at things from the proper perspective, the essential things in life. Be grateful for what you have and the critical people, we should live every day like that.

The democratic convention will not take place this year; I’m sure it is only a matter of time before the same happens to the Republican convention. Have we given any thought about how the current situation can impact voting and a peaceful transition of power? At this rate, I see a compromised election and fear what that fall out can be to our democratic process. If we contested a shard of Paper 20 years ago, I could only imagine the chaos if we have reduced election voting due to low voting numbers and fear of people being close together. I did say in a few posts that there will be changes from this. Imagine delaying the actual election?

The average death rate for the Flu is 12k-60k; as of today, we are at the halfway mark to that lower number, and it is accelerating. We reached that number in about two months. If we project that out, we will hit or surpass the Flu numbers in less time. It is time to acknowledge this is not the Flu; numbers do not lie. We just don’t know what we don’t know about this because we have never seen it before.

DateGlobal CasesGlobal Deaths  US CasesUS Deaths 
28-Mar713171335974.71% 13502923701.76%
29-Mar735500348004.73% 13970024001.72%
30-Mar801400387434.83% 16102330171.87%
1-Apr874000432004.94% 18600038002.04%
2-Apr941900475005.04% 21670051002.35%
3-Apr1018900532005.22% 24550060002.44%

There is a pretty impressive documentary series on Netflix. Each episode is a different topic; it is called “Dirty Money” It is quite revealing. I would recommend watching the episode on Jarred Kushner. This dude is a horrible and evil person. Also, watch the one on Trump. Watch them with an objective, open mind, and then tell me if you have a different perspective. There is a psychology term, cognitive dissonance, and here is what it means “the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.” Mainly it means if you believe something so much and are so sure of it that it creates a conflict for you that your thoughts and beliefs don’t fit with reality.

On a lighter note, I’m still reading my book on Winston Churchill. It is a very long book but covers the life of an amazing man. I did not know he was half American on his mother’s side or quite an accomplished author. He lived a long and full life.

If you have not seen the movie Ford vs., Ferrari give it a try. It is a great story of American muscle and ingenuity. Any story like this, there is always the deceit and power behind the scenes of corporate America, and the auto industry is no different. Still, if you like cars, history, racing, and a bond between friends for a common goal, it is an outstanding story.

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