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Carol H Tucker

Passionate about knowledge management and organizational development, expert in loan servicing, virtual world denizen and community facilitator, and a DISNEY fan

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Today is the 6th day of the 19th week, the 8th day of the 5th month, the 129th day of 2020 [with only 230 shopping days until Christmas], and: 
  • Fintastic Friday:  Giving Sharks a Voice
  • Free Trade Day
  • Furry Dance Day
  • International Space Day
  • Iris Day
  • military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • National Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy
  • National Give Someone a Cupcake Day
  • National Have a Coke Day
  • National Provider Appreciation Day
  • National Public Gardens Day
  • National Student Nurses Day
  • No Socks Day
  • Pesach Sheni
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during WWII
  • Victory in Europe Day
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (United States and others)
Most of us have come to the realization that we are not essential, especially not during an emergency, which can be a humbling thought if it hadn’t occurred to you in the past.  Our existence is not necessary to the health and wellbeing of society, indeed, most of us are anonymous cogs in the wheels that keep rolling on whether we are there or not.   But it is quite another thing to find out you not just non-essential, you are expendable
What does it mean to be worthless in the eyes of the rich and powerful?  To be required to work regardless of the dangers, knowing that your pay is minimal, knowing if you don’t go back, you lose your job and can get neither unemployment nor healthcare?  Even those of us with jobs have to step back and pause, struck by the realization that we don’t matter anymore than serfs in the Middle Ages, all the powers that be are looking at is the profits and the wellbeing of their shareholders because employees are not assets to be cultivated and protected, they are costs to be contained.  The state is no protection, it is the government [state and federal] agreeing with the capitalists “it’s the economy, stupid” that matters and not individual lives 
And what does that do to an one’s sense of self-worth and value, especially if they are isolated and alone?
Permalink | Friday, May 8, 2020