Throughout history, human beings have been through great despair. Today there are many seeking to lay blame, there are many looking to divide, there are many, for the first time, experiencing and understanding genuine fear.
Complaining does no good.
Blaming will not make this go away.
Taunting those with whom you disagree only brings you comfort.
Let us look inside.
Prepare for the worst.
Accept what may happen.
The crisis will end.
We will tend to our sick.
We will mourn our fallen.
But we must move forward, without fear, because fear can cause more, and longer lasting harm than that which we fear, and in the aftermath, what will be left, what will be important, will be the persons we were and the persons we become.
Below is an excerpt of a speech when the world was in economic distress and was very much afraid.