Because we are in the middle of a pandemic, unknown in modern times, two sayings about crisis come to mind. However, they are different in their use and potential results.
The first is: behind every crisis is an opportunity. Intelligent, honest people use the learnings to make things better. Individuals, tribes, towns, states, and nations can learn from the suffering ensuing from a crisis to prevent such problems in the future or to improve on what they have been doing,
Opportunity: good, intel people
The second is: don’t let a crisis go waste. Dishonest, self serving individuals, groups, or nations use a crisis for their own benefit or to point blame at others.
Anyone watching media reports can easily identify relies on each of the two sayings in this pandemic. The choice reveals his or her character.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.