Unusual times produce unusual actions and events. Coping mechanisms are not identical, so individuals and groups will respond in different ways to the stresses and strains of disruptions such as the one we are currently living through.
The Yorubas have a saying — ‘ ika o dogba’, which translates to mean ‘ fingers are not all of an equal length.’
No one can prove scientifically that any of us chooses to be born into privileged or deprived circumstances.
There are some basics that most of us are taught however, about the difference between right and wrong actions. These are values that cut across the whole of humanity.
When people step outside of social codes of this sort, they should be called out for what they’re doing, regardless of any ‘mitigating’ circumstances.
Originally published at https://juwonogungbe.com on November 2, 2020.