The Ignored Viruses
Are we the viruses or are we just infected? Well, what is a Virus?
A virus needs a host to survive and a host must provide a receptor for the virus to infect. A receptor is like an entry ticket. Mice do not get infected by Polio virus, because they do not have the receptors. Same we humans do not have the receptors of many animal viruses, so we do not get infected by those animal diseases caused by animal viruses.
We are infected by many social viruses, which hosts on our systems via us:
Our society acts as a host to many viruses like corruption, discrimination, selfishness, terrorism, etc., is a virus, it needs a weak host among humans. The infected humans can only form an infected system, which can spread more infection, never the cure. As a solution, we are trying either to kill the host or the virus which is a stupid thing, which will never stop the virus from finding another host.
There is no cure for the infected, but there is a way to make the uninfected immune:
We need to get education in place to understand how the virus exists and spreads. We need to build the immunity level of the hosts. We need to build the resistance to uninfected, rather trying to cure the already infected. We have the receptor in us to the viruses like poverty, corruption, discrimination, crimes, etc. What is that receptor?
Every host must provide a receptor for the viruses, we have the receptor “Selfishness”:
“Selfishness” is the Receptor! A self seeking human is a potential host for those viruses. Such people forget the meaning of mutual living in the earth. Selfishness disguise in many forms, one of the most powerful form is Money!. Money has become the centric part of our life and we are selfishly driven towards it. So we make more room for the Viruses. As a society we are groomed as a potential hosts with plenty of receptors for various viruses.
The todays may not, but the tomorrows can be good if we put efforts!
Where are we today? A simple example is 99% of young kids when asked why they study in schools has the same answer “To make money!” Even if they answer “to enhance knowledge”, further questioning on “Why you need knowledge?” ends with the same answer, “To make money”. So the infection is spreading fast to the younger generation. So who needs to be immune? You know the answer. The uninfected young minds, who will not have the receptors called “selfishness”, we need to build a younger generation who cares for the holistic existence of all life forms and work towards a sustained earth! May not be the todays, but we can ensure them a Good tomorrows.
– Words by Din