The world is getting smaller and, consequently, distances getting shorter.
What happens in every corner of the earth is now something affecting all of us, very closely. We are all directly connected to any event, wherever and however it happens, so much so that the event, in some way, will affect, more or less, everyone’s lives. Just like the “butterfly effect” formulated by meteor-ologist Edward Lorenz in the apparently paradoxical famous theory that “the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil, can cause a tornado in Texas”.
This is what’s going on and the Covid-19 emergency is teaching us. Globalization has made us all more mobile and, with us, also our products, spread to every corner of the world. Our products themselves, in turn, are made of raw materials, components and sub-components which, directly or through indirect ways, often come in turn from every corner of the planet.
Never before have the peoples of the earth been closer, sharing enough joys and pains and… same pandemics. Not to mention the “voluntary epidemics” wanted by man which are the wars that bring even more death, with refugees and new migrations of desperate peoples from all over the world to other parts of the world.
So we understand that Covid-19 is not the only thing that turns and spreads around the world. However difficult it may be to accept, it is also part of us, of our system and of this whole humanity, with all its strengths and weaknesses, its habits and its vices.
You will wonder what all this introduction has to do with the message expressed in the title of this article, I guess. Here is the point, then.