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Over the next four weeks, we will write about the different effects that the COVID-19 virus is having on people around the world. Each week, we will tackle a different category to gauge the mindsets of teens and how you are coping. The following is Week 2.
The world is living in a very challenging time. How did we get here? Why did we get here? Here means that families are being forced to eat together. Couples are being forced to spend time together. Individuals are being forced to think differently about how we do things: shop, interact, socialize, worship. Businesses are being forced to rethink how they service their customers. It is as if the Universe, or an energy higher than ourselves, is sending a profound message that the world needs to slow down and rethink or recognize what is really important. It took a potentially deadly virus to do it.
And slow down, we have. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that's wreaking all kind of havoc around the world. It is stirring turmoil economically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, mentally, familially, romantically, academically, technologically, nutritionally and medically, as fast as it's being spread.
Over the next four weeks, we are going to discuss these collections of turmoil and find out what you think. Of all generations, I believe that the Gen Zers, you, are the most effected because this will go down as one of the most impactful occurrences in your history.
This week, we will write about creativity. As people grow bored, restless or even inspired, ideas are springing up all around. It kind of reminds me about Black history I've read where out of a need derived an invention. Now, fast-forward more than 100 years, out of necessity, people are getting inventive. Singers/musicians are doing social media concerts, DJ's are streaming live, cosmetologists are doing how-to videos to help the masses groom their hair and fitness gurus are doing live workout sessions.
Read this post in its entirety. Consider it, then comment intelligently, academically, respectfully and with fidelity on the following prompt: What other ways will people use their creativity to become innovators, and once we are clear of this crisis, how do you think the world will be changed by these innovations?
2. Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five.
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CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school, your family or your upbringing with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.
DISCLAIMER: If you do not respond AND comment on TWO others, you will not receive credit for this assignment. It's all or nothing.
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