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  • good morning and gets Tuesday.

  • One of my favorite words is together.

  • I really think togetherness is the superpower of our species, like, Yeah, we as individuals are very smart as animals go, but it is our collective knowledge that has made us so successful.

  • No individual human could build water, sanitation systems and electrical grids and transportation systems and write Hamlet.

  • But together we've done all of that and much, much more.

  • This also means, of course, that the systems we rely on our deeply dependent upon large scale human collaboration.

  • Like last night I was eating some broccoli, and I started to think about the number of individual humans who had contributed to that stalk of broccoli.

  • The people who grew and harvested the broccoli, the people who transported it, the people who built the truck.

  • It was transported in, the people who stocked the broccoli at my grocery store, and the people whose tinkering and use of agricultural science has over the centuries dramatically increased the yields of broccoli and so on.

  • There's a similar story behind everything.

  • We consume, the electricity.

  • We use, the books, we read, the medicine, we take the YouTube videos we watch all of it is deeply dependent upon human collaboration.

  • The word together comes from the verb to gather, and for me, at least, one of the many surreal and terrifying facets of the cove it 19 pandemic is that suddenly many of us are unable to gather.

  • Our communities have changed so suddenly, Children no longer in school and businesses closed and shops with empty shelves and many, many people losing their jobs.

  • And people who gather in sports stadia or offices or workout classes or places of worship cannot gather in the way they always have.

  • Our family is self isolating, a phrase that like social distancing, I didn't know a month ago but is now ubiquitous.

  • In fact, I think one of the signs that a big and lasting change has come to the human story is when specialized language gets integrated into everyday language.

  • See also case growth factor, transmission rate and so on.

  • It's now clear that this pandemic will put many people at risk of serious illness and death, and we must must must listen to experts and isolate ourselves appropriately for information on the health and systemic risks of the pandemic.

  • I'm watching Dr Aaron Carroll on healthcare triage because he is an expert in this stuff.

  • Also put some other resource is I have found helpful in the Doobie Doo below, so we must isolate.

  • But we also must find ways to stay together and to remain connected so that we can keep humanity's superpower.

  • In some places, this has taken the form of dancing the Macarena on balconies or coordinating nationwide applause for health care workers.

  • Our family has taken to having virtual cocktail hours with friends every evening.

  • We're playing virtual board games, and we're trying to reach out to the people we know whose work and life will be most affected by this crisis and the people who might feel most alone in a period of self isolation.

  • Hank, you've been hosting wonderful twitch streams where you play Star Do Valley with your son, which my kids have loved, and that has inspired Sarah and May.

  • Starting tomorrow, we will be hosting regular live streams here and on the art Assignment channel, where we drink only a little wine and make only a little art.

  • There's a great discord for nerd fighters called to Atari A.

  • If you're looking for social connection or you conjoined Life's Library Book Club for free links to all that in the Doobie Doo.

  • I've also found YouTube videos helpful from watching Grant at three.

  • Blue one.

  • Brown explained Exponential growth to me to watching Jane Wong at ours.

  • Poetical Read me a poem.

  • Right now, I find poetry especially helpful because it gives language and form to so much that I'm feeling.

  • Hank.

  • Robert Frost once famously said that the only way out is through, and I believe that I also believe that the only way through is together.

  • So let us find ways to work with and for one another, and to serve and help one another, especially the most vulnerable among us, and let us make it out the only way we can together.

  • Hank, I'll see you on Friday.

good morning and gets Tuesday.


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    林宜悉 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日