May 10, 2020

Are we victims of our own British attitudes?

Ruth Gilchrist, 46

Did the unwillingness to accept change to our daily routine and curtailment of our free will, mean that this pandemic spread and lasted longer than it should? Are we victims of our own British attitudes? Is it now too late to learn from these mistakes? The direct observations that lead to the writing of the poem enabled me to formulate my ideas about traditional practices, and how they inform British reaction to crisis. In turn this understanding formulated new questions about how we are dealing with this current crisis. I do not as yet have the answers to my own questions. I do believe however, that examining how we approach issues and the history behind how we make decisions is an important part of positive progress.

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