When I identify problems and encourage us all to stand to solve the problems, it is not a negative thing. At the very least it is an attempt to recognize that humans are not perfect, as well as the institutions created and run by human beings are not perfect. Expecting perfection from a vaccine is when someone thinks it is important to point out that the vaccine does not always work and sometimes there are those who still get COVID-19, even though the proof is that those with the vaccine stand a better chance of survival than those without. Expecting a perfect vaccine is absurd because humans are not perfect, especially considering short-term instant gratification. Over time, we learn more and more about the virus, become better at solving the problems associated with it, and the vaccines and other matters related to it become better. It took years to perfect the polio vaccines. Why is there this expectation we need to solve the problem immediately? We are imperfect human beings.
As Frank Sinatra said July 4, 1974, he is joyful about working collectively and together as a community of citizens in this nation trying to solve the problems of an “imperfect” nation. As Hillary Clinton said, “it takes a village.”
Lawyers believe we solve our problems by delineating the good and the bad in an accident and taking to task the persons or people who are on the opposite side of the fence from a lawyer and his/her client. Both sides might be suffering, but that does not count to a lawyer. Universal healthcare will destroy the little paradise created for a few people in the legal profession with regard to personal injury and workman’s comp. Wrong. Only a small segment of community and society benefit.
Recently, the following statement was heard on a television production. “If one person suffers, we all suffer.” it’s important to stand up together, identify the problem, discuss the solutions using critical analysis based on research of facts, statistics, learning from the past, etc. (not what Trump or Fox News or Newsmax or Steve Bannon or David Duke or Giuliani or others say), and solve our problems together in a democracy which eliminates corruption from buying elections (Trump) or the lousy PACs and other forces of lobbyists which overwhelm our system of democracy to the detriment of we the people (since the campaign reform laws once in place have been negated by the irrationality of those with a love of money).