Are You a Maker or a Taker? – by Deb Liu – Perspectives
The ways we respond to adversity can tell us a lot about ourselves. In times of uncertainty, chaos, or distress, we have the option to despair or to rally. The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of those times, and it has brought on acute challenges. The world went into lockdown, and our plans were thrown into turmoil. Many of us, myself included, struggled with a sense of powerlessness, feeling like the world was out of control with no end in sight. Then, much like after a forest fire, we started to see green shoots sprouting up: individuals who took action to make something great out of something terrible. People began collecting masks for healthcare workers. They joined with their communities to build learning pods. They started to create new companies, connect to new groups, and follow their passions.
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