We are all in the same boat ⛵️, aren’t we?
Just think about it with me, will you? We are all in the same boat 🚣 – aren’t we? I’ve heard this sentence over and over and over, but are we really in the same boat? My coach would say „ask yourself whether this is true or not“, simply by saying yes or no.
After you answered, ask yourself again, do I know this for sure? You can answer again with yes and no. And then ask yourself how this makes you feel. I guess you know by now where this is heading.
Anyway, I want to ask you again, are we in the same boat? Yes and No. Yes, because Corona got us all, that’s a fact no one can deny. Yes, because most of us are scared. Yes because no country got spared.
BUT No, because it started in one place and spread, which means that reactions and experiences are different. The ones who got it first didn’t have the knowledge we have right now, though there still is much to learn. They even got discriminated and faced racism. So are we in the same boat?
What about the family that has already lost their loved one? Have all of us lost one so far? So are we in the same boat? What about those who lost their jobs and those who haven’t? Are we in the same boat?
What about the places with really strict quarantine rules and those with less restrictions? Are we in the same boat? What about all these people with cancer that need help but won’t get it because the beds in hospitals have to stay free in case there might be a patient with corona? Are we in the same boat?
What about all the refugees that have fought for their lives to make it to our border and a promised better life that are no stranded and us complaining about having to stay home? Are we in the same boat?
What about the people in Syria that have less or no medical treatment and are likely to be dead the minute corona reaches them? Are we in the same boat?
What about the ones that live in a big mansion and the ones that only have a one room apartment? Are we in the same boat? What about the ones that still go on walks but even though they do they keep their distances and those in walks who don’t care to keep away? Are we in the same boat?
What about the ones that risk their lives to rescue people and the ones that do nothing to support? Are we in the same boat? So basically we are all in the same boat, aren’t we?