A pandemic crisis clarifies who and what’s essential.
Everyone has value. We are all in this together. Greed is not essential and believing you are more valuable or more deserving than others is not essential. I tried to make a list of who is essential. I started with farmers, farmworkers, truckers, grocers, clerks, cashiers, custodians, healthcare workers, educators, military, law enforcement, first responders, manufacturers and builders, transportation workers, bookkeepers, suppliers, warehouse workers, small business owners…. As you can see, the list of those who are essential is seemingly limitless meaning we all have value and deserve a livable wage. Our nations prosperity needs to be shared by all who are essential and that means everyone because we are all essential!