Day 1,592 of quarantine. I've lost all count of time. It could be 10:11 AM or it could be 2:38 PM. Who knows, who cares? All I know is that I've taken to eating my comic book collection. Paper is all the food I have left. When will this all end?
Okay, maybe we're like a week into it, but it feels longer. As I've gotten older I've started to like spending more and more time at home. Yet somehow, this is not the same. Being forced to stay home is a very different experience. The feeling of isolation is intense. I miss people.
While I do feel like I'm going stir crazy, I understand that this is important. That we need to do this to save lives. As an asthmatic, as well as the son of one, I see how badly this can go in just my own family. As someone with access to the news, I see how bad this is for the world. Not just the health of it's people, but also the poor. Many people are going to end up homeless if we don't start taking steps as a nation to protect us against that. We need to pause rent. Not just for apartment renters, but also for businesses. Otherwise many of them will go under, which would destroy this nation as well.
Our leaders are failing us, it's more and more clear everyday. We are are on our own. A fact that some apartment complexes in Dallas are already reminding their residents. Don't forget rent is do. Take out loans, empty out your savings. Do whatever you can to pay rent while you have no income, because we hate you. This trying time is showing all of us who we really are.
Don't be evil. Don't care more about money than people. Care about each other. History will remember who helped and who betrayed the greater good. This is a moment that is testing all of us, lets try to pass. Be better.
Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.