COVID-19 AND THE CHALLENGES OF OUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY

  • Rev Fr Peter Egbe
Keywords: Memory, Relation, Anthropology, Formation, Har- mony, Virus

Abstract

In a moment like ours, life is tried and tested. The strong become witnesses to posterity. One would normally hear people say, nothing is new under the sun. This is because people remember things. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at memory and the role it should play in dealing with the current problem in view of a better future. Memory bothers on the areas of philosophy of mind, epistemology and more. It is an ontological issue, about the human person realising a practical and meaningful life. It is hoped that, it opens the mind to ordinary but critical issues of healthier living. It will help those engaged in formation and all peoples. People recount the Nigerian civil war and their awe for war and its dangers. Memories of the Holocaust and the world wars abound. Memory should help us fashion a new-world-order and seek harmony. The-United-Nations-Organisation needs another Charter to re-evaluate its Human Rights Declaration, global relations and discussions on anthropology. The past is our heritage. Memories of them will lead to the desired knowledge for a better future.

Published
2021-11-03
Section
Articles