If the COVID-19 pandemic has a bright side, maybe it’s that we can be heroes?

We’ve learned a lot about ourselves, our government, and our country in this crisis. Maybe we shouldn’t go back to the way things were before the pandemic.

Erik Blair
4 min readApr 27, 2020


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Many have noticed all the good people that are doing amazing things right now. Ordinary people going out of their way to do random acts of kindness. Some of you might have noticed how many employers, landlords, businesses, and organizations are pitching in and doing the right thing… offering free services, donating money, goods, services, and food to those in need. Musicians, content creators, and artists sharing their talents with the world for free. Neighbors coming together to help each other, people pitching in to help the elderly in need, the public recognizing that the real essential people are store clerks, delivery drivers, medical professionals, emergency service professionals, and all manner of regular people doing their jobs to serve others. People sharing their thanks for all the people they used to take for granted. There certainly is a lot of good going around that probably should have been going around long before the pandemic.

Right now, there are a lot of people out there in the world who are taking time out of their day to do something good for someone they don’t know. Most of them continue to do it anonymously, alone, or without thanks. Most are giving all their time and all their money to help others. It’s exactly what the world needs right now. Should we stop this and go back the way we were before the pandemic?

“I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”
— Gandalf

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We can be heroes.

Most people were frustrated with the country, their jobs, and were struggling to survive in an artificial ‘keep-up-with-the-Joneses’ reality. We don’t have to go back to that! We can…