The end of the 39-45 war, we will remember, corresponds to the period where women gained the right to vote in France, and where the social Security is established in this country. Historians tell us that it is not a coincidence. Significant changes in the social structure of a country have often coincided with the events that have led to major upheavals in life and in the habits of the citizens.
In ordinary times, the social structures can easily achieve a stiffness such that they resist any attempt to modify the importance of any kind, even if the general opinion is that these changes are necessary. The benefits they might bring do not always seem to have to compensate for the disadvantages that they might lead to.
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Will we fall back into our bad habits ?
In this context, the outbreak of coronavirus – Covid19 – appears to us now as a upheaval of considerable size, conducive to significant and favourable to innovations. Are we, today, about to live again under the yoke of the logical financial and economic ? Will we fall back into our bad habits ? Are we going to find, as before, the priority of profit over the health of all people, responsible, among others, of the deplorable state of our hospitals ?
This note has the ambition to assert the importance of the moment that we live. Because of the major impact of this pandemic at this time is particularly conducive to a major evolution in our way to co-exist with nature to keep our planet habitable and pleasant. Even if a social emergency predominates, and it must be taken into account, may we not miss out on this opportunity !