Blog Post #10- “True Unity”

“True Unity” by Gabe Perrin

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Gabe Perrin

You’re probably tired of hearing phrases such as “these uncertain times” or “let’s get through this together”, etc. I know I am. I don’t have to mention the fact that the past 6 months have been, for me at least, the most pivotal period in American history. The Covid-19 Pandemic has torn families, communities, and schools apart, showing no difference here in Carmel. We see it firsthand in the fact that many of us can’t even see our closest friends due to our last names being separated within the alphabet. In addition to acknowledging the adults in our lives that have made multiple sacrifices. Throughout the course of the year, we have seen frontline workers risk their lives to help those in need, multiple individuals in between jobs or taking pay cuts, etc. The effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic have affected every single American, even if you don’t know anybody who has had it. 

Going off of that, I would like to say this: Complete unity, whether it be within a family, city, or an entire nation, is nearly impossible. Many of our national leaders have called for us to “be united” in the fight against the virus. However, while their intentions are well-meaning, there is an issue of complication. In order to unite our society, we must start from the bottom and work our way to the top. Unity can be achieved by aiding the most disadvantaged in our country, the ones who are most affected by this pandemic.

I voice this because I want people in this community to realize that we are incredibly lucky to live where we do. Carmel is one of the wealthiest communities in the state, and in the country, and when talking about nationwide issues such as this one, we must keep this in mind. The pandemic has been generally well handled within Carmel, due to the standards of healthcare within our community. However, we must realize that the majority of the rest of the United States have not been as fortunate. We are fortunate that when we see a crisis arise, we are prepared with an answer. As I said before, we must use this privilege to our advantage and help out less wealthy communities that have been affected at a greater extent. When we all come together, we can see our society improve.

To finish this, I want to call to action our community to help out everyone else: I may not know how we will do this, but I have trust that we will in some form. I try to do my part through broadcasting, which allows me to bring some kind of remote happiness to my peers, although I have a vision that we can do more. I hope that everyone who reads this finds some kind of way to support all of their peers.

Spiral out, and rock on. 

-Gabe Perrin