System shock required to change
The virus is forcing humanity to make uncomfortable changes. This has me thinking about the shock magnitude required to initiate and make lasting change.
The magnitude feels directly proportional to the discomfort the change requires. The consequence of not making the required change has to feel scarier than the discomfort caused by initiating and making the change itself, in order for the change to be installed.
Part of me wonders if the virus is the universe's (or whatever word you use to refer to our collective human existence) indicator that humanity needs a big-time shift in our way of being.
Might it be a reminder to reset our values and restructure our collective being around those values that we've lost along the way, e.g. in the relentless pursuit of capitalism?