When times get hard, it’s not always easy to see a way out. Nor is it easy to lift your spirits. With things so topsy turvy, it can seem as though life may never return to normal again. More than 23 million older adults in the United States are economically insecure. However, there is always hope. In light of the current global pandemic, famous people and celebrities offer some interesting insights, reassurance, and inspiration for all of us. Here are a few of the ways in which famous people are handling this global pandemic.
They’re following guidelines put out by the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization
While it may be tempting to think that celebrities and famous people are immune to such a crisis, they really are no different from the average person when it comes to handling a situation such as the current global pandemic. While a number of famous people have been exposed to sickness, they continue to remind people of the health and safety guidelines outlined by the largest health organizations in the world. Washing your hands often and completely, avoiding touching your face, and practicing social distancing are all keys to maintaining health during this time. As many celebrities have demonstrated, they continue to practice these habits. So should you.
Famous people are practicing social distancing protocols
In addition to following health protocols, famous people of all kinds are making a point to practice social distancing. In some areas such as California, a number of government mandates have made it necessary to stay at home. Even though you may feel lonely when you’re staying home, for now, it’s helpful to remember that famous people are doing the same thing.
Social distancing isn’t all bad, either. Sure, it can get scary and lonely at times, but there are some positive things to come out of this too. For example, did you know that energy use in the U.S. is doubling every 20 years? One good thing to come out of this pandemic is the fact that many people are becoming aware of how much energy use has been reduced when so many people stay at home.
Some famous people are considering new homes
While panic certainly isn’t helpful for anyone, some famous people have begun looking for new homes in different locations. Some celebrities are interested in living areas that have been less affected by the global pandemic. Others are more curious about finding homes that offer specific security features. In any case, residential real estate as an asset class is a $29 trillion market, and the commercial sector adds another $10 trillion. This global pandemic certainly won’t be the last time a famous person shops around for a new home.
Many famous people are using their platform to spread uplifting messages and awareness
During such a scary and panic-inducing time in human history, it seems like it’s nearly impossible to find any good news in regards to the current global pandemic. When you add the current cultural problems associated with mental health, it’s easy to see how so many people are having trouble dealing with this situation. In fact, did you know that anxiety disorders affect roughly 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older? That’s quite a staggering number indeed. Handling anxiety is tough enough with everyday life. When you add a pandemic to the mix, things get even more challenging. The good news is that many celebrities are using this time as an opportunity to offer messages of hope, charity, and inspiration.
In perhaps the most famous example of this, Gal Gadot and other celebrities have spread around a video of them singing “Imagine” by John Lennon at various locations throughout their personal quarantines. This kind of help may seem like a small gesture, but it’s representative of a larger cultural effort to spread goodwill in a time that is otherwise tough, terrifying, and uncertain. Actor Matthew McConaughey also gave an uplifting speech about the current situation. He reminded viewers that there is hope at the end of all this. Famous people of all kinds continue to utilize their platforms to spread positivity, help, and awareness as together we navigate this uncertain moment in history.
Charitable donations are quite common too
If you need to lift your spirits (like most of us probably do) then you need look no further than some of the amazing charitable donations that celebrities and other notable figures have made. The country singer Brad Paisley owns a grocery store in Nashville, Tennessee. In light of the global pandemic, he’s offered to provide deliveries for elderly members in the community. Talk show host and actor Jimmy Fallon made some contributions to Feeding America in order to ensure that no American has to go without a meal throughout this crisis. Actress Kristen Bell has also made some significant financial donations to a charity called No Kid Hungry. The organization focuses on providing food for children who don’t have regular access to their next meal. When you look around at these examples of donations and the countless others that exist, it’s a nice reminder of humanity’s ability to join together during troubling times.
They’re documenting their lives online
Many famous people are making the best of the situation by documenting their experiences online. Some videos from singer Madonna are making waves on Twitter and elsewhere. In the videos, Madonna documents each day spent in quarantine as she practices social distancing. The videos are both artistic and entertaining, allowing for a light tone in some cases. These kinds of efforts work to remind people that we are all in this together. While famous people may not have the ability to offer medical help, they can certainly remind people that they are not so different. The online documentation of their lives is a great example of this.
As the world continues to navigate this global pandemic, it’s interesting to see how famous people are responding. In the coming weeks and months, try to keep an eye out for all the ways in which famous people and others are handling this situation. You just might learn a thing or two. At the least, it might help you feel better about all of this. Stay safe and healthy!