Wir schaffen das

It was 2015 when Angela Merkel proclaimed:

“I put it simply, Germany is a strong country, […] the motive with which we approach these matters must be: we have already managed so much, we’ll manage this.” 

This piece by Philip Oltermann, writing for The Guardian, covers the situation of refugees in Germany with an interesting twist, as it’s channeled through the lenses of the British press.

I’m happy and proud over the fact that we managed well. But I’m furious that populists from the far right are gaining ground and undermining the democratic principles and discarding the bare basics of good citizenship.

time to pause

Its a crazy time and I’m not going to write about how I am dealing with the pandemic (yet), I’m just going to share this refreshing Do Lecture that was featured in their newsletter just recently.

Don’t feel pressured to be productive. But please do focus, take a deep breathe once in a while and make the best of the situation.