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Ever since the dawning of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our lives have been changed. Though there were hopes and dreams that it would be gone by this point in time, it doesn’t look like it is going away any time soon.

From this pandemic, we have all been driven into a new reality. This reality has forced us to shift our understanding away from simply the Self and onto the needs and the existence of others. For some, they have stepped up to the plate and truly devoted themselves to helping their fellow human beings. For others, they have simply used this pandemic as a means to reinvigorate and to spout their beliefs about how life should be lived onto others.

I could quote all kinds of biblical passages about what could be described a predictions of this pandemic in the Bible. But, I am certain all of the Christian pundits have already done that. What I will say is that, this pandemic has truly shown us the true nature of humanity. It has illustrated the goodness of some people and the self-centeredness of others.

Since the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, which occurred amazingly quickly, some people have linked them to all kinds of conspiracy theories and refused to get vaccinated. I respect everyone’s believe and the right to do what they believe is right for them. And, I am not trying to stir up anybody’s anger. But, there is something much more at play here then what a person does or does not want to do with their own body. There is the entire spectrum of humanity that can be affected by one person’s choice not to get vaccinated. If they get the disease they may spread it to others and from this that other person may die. This happened to my mother-in-law. COVID-19 was given to her by her unvaccinated son; who still has not be vaccinated. She died. He killed her. What is the karma in that?

But, more to the point, at least to the point of this piece. I was watching the BBC last night and Dr. Leana Wen, who is one of those talking head doctors frequently featured on networks like CNN and the BBC, in regard to this pandemic. She is also a graduate of one of my alma maters, California State University, Los Angeles. But, she began her attendance there when she was thirteen. I was much older. Anyway… She said something very profound. She stated that it is hypocritical for the people who refuse to be vaccinated but then when they contract COVID-19 to immediately rush to the hospitable willing to take any medical cure they can be given. Have you thought about that? …Especially those of you who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination. It is hypocrisy.

There are certain religions where they refuse all types of medical treatment. They believe that god and prayer is enough. That’s their belief and as long as they stand by it they cannot be criticized. Though their logic may be questioned? Then, there is all of the everyone else. Those people that, for lack of a better term, politicize their beliefs—particularly in regard to this pandemic.

They way I see life is that, yes, we are all individuals. But, what we do in our life not only affects us but has the potential to affect so many others. This is especially true in this pandemic. It is not all about you!

So, if you refuse to get vaxed that’s your choice. But, you may kill someone else. Meaning, that was your choice as well and you will have to live with and suffer the consequences. As was so aptly stated by Dr. Wen, if you refuse to get vaxed then you should not go to a hospitable and expect to be cured if your do contract COVID-19 because that makes you a hypocrite.

You know… You can care about humanity. You can take the focus off of your Self. Or, you don’t. Your life. Your choice. But, if you don’t care about the All and the Everything more than simply thinking about YOU, how do you expect the evolutionary karma of your life will unfold?

As I say over and over again, CARE! That is the ultimate gift you can give to anyone.