It’s evident the initial introduction of the pandemic struck fear into all hearts throughout the nation, thus leading to an abundance of individuals enticed to bulk buy, leading to shortages of essential products throughout extensive amounts of shops in the country. For example, the heart-breaking story of Dawn Bilbrough, a critical care nurse, demonstrated the severities of greed and selfishness in the eyes of fear. The fact a nurse, someone who’s main purpose is to protect lives, was forced into a situation in which she couldn’t buy enough food is appalling and intolerable. As humans, natural instinct causes us to act impulsively. Yet, despite this, what if we re-defined ‘natural’ and took a moment to realise the benefits of calculated decisions? Increasing the levels of common decency could have aided not only NHS workers but also mass amounts of the general public to feel secure. It’s safe to say the pandemic brought a structural change to society and individuals. Sometimes, we can be so overcome by self-absorption and fear that we forget to think about the repercussions of our actions. Let’s change ‘impulsive tendencies’ to ‘bettered sociability dependency!’ Therefore, I pose the question: Is it mainly fear that leads to irrational and irresponsible conduct, or greed? I urge whoever this may come across to think about caring, for someone you may not even know, you could change a life utterly through stopping, assessing and conducting the right actions. Therefore, if we are ever presented with another arduous task regarding a pandemic, or a global conundrum , we will know how we can make the situation easier for the entirety of the nation. Even though cliched let’s genuinely embody the change we intend to see in the world!
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