The Corona Chronicles by Ralph Thurm is a book about hope, but also a ‘how-to-guide’ to learn from the covid-19 crisis. Seeing this crisis as a time lapse of what is still to come, either as economic crisis, ecological crisis, biodiversity crisis, or most likely an existential crisis for humanity in the end, it offers deep going thoughts, patterns and solutions of how to manage and develop a ‘New Normal’ together.
The book spans from assessing the root causes of covid-19, to developing a new understanding of responsibility of and for all of us, and finally sketching the idea of a regenerative and distributive economy, based on the right understanding of wellbeing and love. Ralph carries us through many of the stereotypes we will need to let go, and other ideas we need to pick up, in the development of this ‘New Normal’.
This book is also a very personal logbook about feelings, desires, fears and frustrations. It is this personal connection that this reader should make it to the top of your pile of books, a deeper dive into what we are and who we need to be as individuals and as humans on Planet Earth. In the end, our lives depend on making crucial decisions in this decade, so let this book be a guide, compendium, and an inspiration about your own role in this journey.