On Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning, Not Happiness


From The New York Times: “The coronavirus pandemic has not just threatened the physical health of millions but also wreaked havoc on the emotional and mental well-being of people around the world. Feelings of anxiety, helplessness and grief are rising as people face an increasingly uncertain future — and nearly everyone has been touched by loss. A nationally representative poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that nearly half of all Americans — 45 percent — feel that the coronavirus has negatively affected their mental health.

Which raises a question: Is there anything people can do to cope with the emotional fallout of this confusing and challenging time?”



  1. We cannot “compare” people to one another.
    Time and again people like Victor Frankl are used as an example.
    No one knows whether he was rescued just a few days before his “resilience” faltered.
    EVERYONE has a breaking point. That is proven when psy torture is used in prison on the most
    resilient people.
    It sounds much like a failing, if people are referred to as not resilient. Comparisons make people feel even worse, and that is what studies do.
    Perhaps “resilience” can also be chalked up to lack of sensitivity.

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