One of the big lessons about the current #coronavirus situation that has so changes so drastically daily – in terms of what we know about the virus, its behaviour and effects, is that – it might all be wrong tomorrow.
Science might find out something tomorrow that totally debunks what we know today.
We didn’t think it affected the fit and the young.
The tragic loss of a 6 week old infant earlier this week has proved that theory wrong.
I’ve been listening to Tim Ferriss and Dr Vivek Murthy on Combatting COVID-19, Loneliness, and Dr Murthy makes a very relevant point about this.
What we need to know is not to hold on to certain myths and beliefs, and ignore science and new discoveries.
Stubborn dogma in all areas of life – politics, religion, business, is toxic.
Blind allegiance to an idea, a person, a deity, a notion – is the very definition of narrow mindedness.
The beauty of science is that it does not claim to know the Truth (whatever that might be), but that discoveries are evidence based, observable, repeatable, and deducted using critical analysis.
AND (… and this is the magical part), it can be proven WRONG.
Which is totally part and parcel of the world of Scientific Discovery.
But that’s the thing – this is also true about all areas of life.
Humility, and the ability to learn from mistakes, that’s the sign of maturity.
Those who don’t, still have some growing up to do. And in the meantime, let’s hope that we have grown ups in charge, so that we can keep on learning how to best fight this invisible enemy.