What can the sudden, unexpected emergence of the coronavirus tell us about attitudes towards death and societal inclusion?
In her latest book “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World”, Turkish novelist Elif Shafak tells the story of Tequila Leila – seemingly a nobody, but with a group of five misfit friends who seem to transcend life itself.
We are panicking a bit. But we are also genuinely concerned about a situation where a huge amount will depend upon whether we want to work together.
Silence is so difficult to find; even when we think we’ve found it, we still have to deal with our own internal psychological noise.
True, it wasn’t us, but corporations that destroyed the Earth’s climate. Having said that, let’s start acting now, because there is no time to waste and no-one else will do it for us.
The nature documentary “Our Planet” portrays in shocking scenes how we, humans, are directly contributing to the suffering of animals that rely on sea ice. It is imperative that we do not become complacent about such distress.
In the face of climate catastrophe, we should focus on solutions that allow us to utilize pollution and transform waste into ecological products.
To our detriment, silence is in short supply. In fact, noise can be harmful to both us humans and the environment we live in.
Death is, of course, an intangible concept while we are living, yet we seem to distance ourselves from even talking about it.
A lazybones presents his political manifesto for... laziness.