Thursday, March 19, 2020

Two can be as bad as one. It’s the loneliest number since the number one.

     From the song by Three Dog Night

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Social Distancing.......

If anyone knows me, you know that I live with someone in the health-care field.  She has first-hand knowledge of the impact of our current state on both ends of the spectrum:  physically healthy school-aged children and the elderly who are suffering from illnesses other than the corona virus.

Social distancing.

A way to slow the spread of the virus.  
For some (uninfected) the cure might be worse than the disease.

Side effects:  
increased loneliness
extreme withdrawal
despair

While the antidote is uncertain, I’d like to suggest the 5 c’s? *

1. Contact
2. Connection
3. Concern
4.Conversation
5. Care

BTW:  It’s progressive.  Start with 1 and move to 5

If you’re in danger:                       CALL 911

If you’re sad and sinking:            CONTACT ME

If you’re reading this blog:          Consider this my invitation 
                                                     to YOU to connect.

Bruce

PS

The memes and what-not are great but they leave us psychologically and spiritually distant.

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