Everywhere we look, we are being encouraged to optimize a global pandemic. To use it as an opportunity – not to mourn the senseless loss of lives, of our freedoms and, however temporarily, of our futures but for self-improvement.
There's an irony in the fact that when, for so many of us, our ability to be productive has suddenly been taken away by circumstances beyond our control, we still feel the need to account for our time.
What if there is no need to use this time to do anything? What if it's a gift that we don't have to do something with? We didn't earn it, we certainly don't deserve it, nobody wanted it.