WE ARE NOT AT WAR
and don't have to be…
By Sophie Mainguy, emergency doctor.
It is interesting to see how we can only envisage each event through a prism of defense and domination.
The measures decreed last night by our government are, from my sensibility as a doctor, entirely appropriate. However, the announcement effect that accompanied it is much less.
We are not at war and need not be at war.
There is no need for a systematic idea of struggle to be effective.
The firm ambition of a service to life is enough.
There is no enemy.
There is another organism living in full migratory flow and we must stop so that our respective currents do not collide too much.
We are at the pedestrian crossing and the light is red for us.
Of course there will be, on the scale of our billions of humans, crossings outside the nails and accidents that will be painful.
They still are.
You have to prepare for it.
But there is no war.
Life forms that don't serve our interests (and who can say it?) Are not our enemies.
It is yet another opportunity to realize that humans are not the only force on this planet and that they sometimes have to make room for others.
There is no point in living it in a confrontational or competitive mode.
Our bodies and our immunity love truth and PEACE.
We are not at war and we do not have to be to be effective.
We are not mobilized by arms but by the Intelligence of the living which forces us to pause.
Exceptionally we are forced to push ourselves aside, to leave room.
It is not a war, it is an education, that of humility, interrelation and solidarity.
Sophie Mainguy, emergency doctor