What a year! 2020 and the era of Coronavirus. It started sneaking up on the world in 2019, thus the name Covid-19. It took over the world in 2020; at least it seemed that way.
The whole planet was on some degree of lock-down. It wasn't really planetary martial law, severity of penalties were very local. Some countries have enough cultural unity and
so act as a body more easily and follow guidelines for their health and long term survival more readily. They are now experiencing greater health safety than many other nations.
Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand come to mind. A cohesive cultural identity, and a smaller population (or because of a smaller population?) makes this an easier feat to achieve.
It is easier for people to respect and abide by something that they understand. Sometimes, it is all in how it is communicated. Sometimes, it is all about how they view one another.
The ideal of Human Rights is fundamental to this. It can span differences among cultural points of view in large and very diverse countries, such as the United States, and it can help translate across national boundaries those ideas that lead to the survival of us all. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a great place to start! Education can change lives, and if each and all of us know and understand our human rights and thus everyone else's rights, too, then we have a way to begin a discussion. "Human rights must be a fact, not an idealistic dream." said L. Ron Hubbard. www.youthforhumanrights.org