It is quite chilling listening to Bill Gates in TED Talk 2015 warning about the likelihood of a pandemic and how ill prepared we are to face it. Yet no stone was turned. The reason for lack of action in my opinion is pretty simple and I hope people begin to realize it; our blind/arrogant belief that our strength is merely a question of military and economic might. We as a society on the other hand – and with blessing of government/politics – have turned into a gigantic consumption machine prioritizing short term value/benefit driven by extreme ideology rather than by a pragmatic vision based on history/experiences and where Health/Environment are no longer considered an afterthought but rather key building blocks in developing a sustainable future for all. So we should NOT waste time Panicking, rather we – me most definitely included – should spend plenty of time Learning.

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