This virus has shown many that we are all deeply connected. The prosperity of the top percentile elevates and sustains the lifestyles for the rest of us.
When there is innovation, there would be jobs and improvements in our lives. But in good times, these are probably overlooked. While there may be some level of unfair disparity, which can be easily exacerbated by bad Government, the general outcome of an innovative business is that it brings good value to our lives.
When businesses (rich) suffer, it will have an impact on the rest (workers in the economy).
The tricky part of the equation is to make sure there is a good balance (between business’ interests as well as the general population’s interests), so as to support innovation and growth, and mitigate potential social issues.
The security of a job (provided for by a business) afford most of us the ability and capacity to dream, so that an individual can aspire to move up the social ladder and become a boss one day.
But when the security of a job is affected (bad virus outbreak), it could lead to potential problems in the society because everyone would then have to fight for their right to survive. The scenario depicted in the movie, Contagion, is very plausible.
I am not a businessman. I don’t own a thriving business. I am worker bee myself. The point of this post is that, knowing that your companies need you as much as you need them, we have to appreciate the work companies are doing to hold on to jobs, so that we (businesses and workers) do not come out worse off after the whole Covid-19 situation. It would not be rosy but it should not be dire.
Let’s continue to be grateful and thankful. Let’s stay positive and strong, and help our company and our country get back onto their feet through this crisis. Only then can we begin to dream once again.