“Optimism fails, when happenings of a few weeks set the world back by a decade.”
“We will not let fear rule the world – that needs to change more than the economy or health issues.”
He did not seem to hear me, and continued, “The biggest question before us today is how to measure progress, if we are unprepared to face setbacks?”
“More important than that, Sir, is that the power to set humanity back lies with a tiny organism, but we fail to acknowledge we do not own the world,” I persisted with my line of thought, “Do we know if the organism acted on its own, or is controlled by some one?”
“We are not God, though we imagine we are,” interjected the lady who’d been quiet so far.
This is the only voice of sanity I hear in the meeting today, but it is likely to be drowned out soon.