What locations, then, would constitute the blue band above – the next band away from the bullseye?
Sure, cities can offer more career opportunities. Still, they are also more expensive, dirtier, have higher levels of crime, are crowded, and have fragile supply lines, and infrastructure that can get easily overwhelmed.
When an empire collapses, it dies slowly. Unless it comes to an end through conquest, it deteriorates in a series of sudden jolts.
Never in history has a crisis of such great proportions loomed and yet, never in history has the unfortunate generation that will inherit the damage been so unequivocally incapable of coping with that damage.
We must be prepared to study our leaders’ actions, to be prepared to be contrarian and, most importantly, to question everything.
Recently the IMF predicted that the situation is now worse than reported – “unlike anything the world has seen before.” and named it: “The Great Lockdown.”
We can actively choose solutions that will help us weather the pandemic and its fallout, as well as prepare us for its ending, whenever that may be and however it may look.