My life has gotten better in the lockdowns.
So has our business.
Lots more people with problems seeking solutions.
Tons more engagement.
Making more money.
With more time to myself.
Doing more of what I want.
It’s made my work easier, moving it all online.
Friction has been removed, such as meetings I will now forever delete.
Spending more time with my loved ones, the cats 🙂
I was already socially distanced, and it’s easier to be socially distanced more.
I’m liking wearing a mask so I can hide more.
New York is quiet, when I enjoy the city more.
The things that I indulge, such as restaurants I mostly ordered from anyways and public places, are open.
Every day it’s getting cheaper.
While my assets in the markets have appreciated more. (for now)
In much better shape.
Having more better sex.
Eating even simpler and cleaner.
It’s been a catalyst to dial in my sleep, mind, energy even more.
My protocols for developing and running my ultimate day have been locked in more.
I’ve deleted even more dastardly media.
My mind is even more at ease, and excited for the leaps we’re taking,
That’s my life in the lockdowns
It’s everyone else I’m willing to put myself in the firing line writing the lockdowns are bullshit for.
Yes, the virus is very real.
And has proven to be very dangerous, especially to a small subset of the population.
Yet the lockdowns are devastating to some 7,000,000,000+ people more.
Who are out of work.
Are in political, economic, social peril.
Whose lives are dramatically impacted, and so are generations more.
Parents are under extraordinary pressure.
Kids’ life trajectories are being reset.
It’s always those at the bottom who get crushed, and those with less have even less.
People with few options have even fewer.
Ones who staked their lives in building a business are ruined.
A few industries are thriving, while most others are destroyed.
Along with most the world of workers.
Other illnesses have gotten worse.
Those who were struggling in their minds are struggling even more, and killing themselves even more.
Addictions and escapes are destroying more lives.
Domestic and child abuse too.
Certainly far more are in struggle and will die from the lockdowns than the virus.
That’s not to say the lockdowns were a bad choice to begin with, but what are the best choices from here?
There are no easy choices
Yet there are choices that most serve a small percent of the population.
While devastating 7,000,000,000+ more.
That have aggregated more power in the hands of few.
We now know much about the limited lethality of the virus.
Have built up hospital capacity and safety procedures.
Yet we’ve asserted the only cost to measure is virus cases.
That the binary choice is to lockdown everyone, rather than explore myriad solutions, such as quarantining those few most obviously at risk.
I’m not suggesting these choices are easy.
Either way people suffer.
Yet that’s what leaders do; make hard choices.
I’m lucky I’m not one of these leaders forced to choose.
But I am forcing myself to take the abuse choosing the 7,000,000,000+ people I stand for.
September Man here.
Who do you stand for?