We are inundated with information. Constantly hit with the next urgent thing. All news today is “breaking” (Is there really any other kind?). Making things worst, we can’t stop checking our phones every five minutes to see if the world has ended.

And now, we’re are seeing how difficult it is to just work and go to school from home.

It’s difficult to stop moving. It’s not something this generation is used to. The ironic part is if we were able to keep everyone 6 feet apart from each other for two weeks the virus would die.

Perhaps the answer is we got to learn to slow down.

Slowing down to respond (rather than react) to the tidal wave that was coming could have saved lives. Slowing down the economic engine versus a full-on stop would have saved trillions.

There’s an old African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We have to slow down if we are to go together. We can’t keep leaving people behind in the name of economic prosperity.