Thursday, March 12, 2020

Wisdom

Awhile ago, I was reading a news article on how the current Covid19 pandemic crisis can cripple the world’s economy.

The UK’s Independent news piece is titled “Coronavirus will bankrupt more people than it kills - and that’s the real global emergency.” 

According to its news analysis, it states that the Covid19’s ... 

“ ... economic danger is exponentially greater than its health risks to the public. If the virus does directly affect your life, it is most likely through stopping you going to work, forcing your employer to make you redundant, or bankrupting your business.”

This naturally leads to the question, “So what do I need to overcome this financial emergency in case it happens to me personally?”

The answer is wisdom.

As the writer of Ecclesiastes, king Solomon, put it:

“For wisdom is protection just as money is protection. But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.” (Ecclesiastes 7:12)

The response to circumstances, such as this Covid19-related financial hardships, is true wisdom - psychological, practical, and spiritual. 

Since the threats of the disease or bankruptcy are external problems, they do not mean we are free of any personal responsibility. 

Each one of us is responsible for correct wisdom in our responses in all situations, regardless of some crises or catastrophic events.

That’s how we preserve and protect our lives ... from unnecessary suffering amid emergencies.


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