I Am Alive! 👊
A choice a lot of people are confronted every day during these troubling virus-riddled time is having to go to work to have an income in order to take care of themselves and their family. In fact, the word "choice" is incorrectly used here, because having to go to work is almost of a forced nature for a large part of the people. This is especially true in developing countries. Well, at least in the country I live in, Suriname. Wanting to survive the virus becomes much more difficult, when it means you have to eliminate the cashflow you need that is also tied to your survival.
The obvious problem is the large cut of the population living in poverty, usually caused by mismanagement and corruption by their governments. Another common cause is that people living in poverty sometimes for some reason want to show others that they are living a lavish life and own lavish stuff, like an above average car or phone. This could easily be resolved by not living above ones standard and prioritizing. Unfortunately, the mentally associated with the problem doesn't always allow the solution to be that easy. Once that financial state of mind is reached, someone can start saving for a nest-egg and be less dependent on a job for a short period of time, for example when a pandemic arises.
What it comes down to is that, in hindsight , we can avoid financial troubles, by being more financially responsible.
Those who really can't afford saving would then be severely reduced in amount and could eventually have easier access to social aid, instead of social aid trying to keep up with much more people right now. Not having those corrupt governments would also help, but that's a totally different discussion.
The whole virus vs financial situation a complicated matter nonetheless. Hopefully we get a cure soon and it won't haunt us for much longer. One can only hope.
Now for an appropriate daily funny image to balance out all the drama.