I’ve been thinking, if a Boston real estate broker of the past, could give advice to the present broker of the coronavirus era. I think the list below would be some sound advice regarding working from home:
- Sticky to healthy food with the right dietary assortment – avoid snacking.
- You can’t prevent the sunset from spreading across the horizon by looking out the window, but you can prevent the coronavirus from spreading across the horizon by looking out the window (from your home).
- Social-distancing, if done right, can add value to your life. It could put a spark into your imagination.
- Most important advice, Make sure you order NetFlix.
Speaking of Netflix, today, I watched a movie, that I heard about many times but was never on my must-see list. The movie was called Twelve Angry Men
Twelve Angry Men was a 1957 film about a jury that deliberated the fate of an 18 year old boy who was accused of murdering his father.
Henry Fonda plays the part of Juror #8 who is reluctant to convict the young man without examining all the evidence more closely. Over the course of a long, grueling debate, all 12 jurors finally voted not guilty. Because the verdict needs to be unanimous, the film underscores the power that one person can have to bring about change.
As our nation enters the second month of the Covid-19 pandemic, the concepts of community and the common good have never become more clear. Everyone is at risk of contracting the coronavirus and everyone is part of the solution of ending this pandemic. Our self interest is the same as everyone else’s and the common good is best served by appreciating that we are all in the same boat.
Two hundred years before coronavirus, the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had some poignant metaphorical advice to do your part in this pandemic, when he wrote, “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.”
That was my last blog post for the evening, time for a beer.