I've seen a couple of different versions of this diagram floating around social media in the past couple of weeks. I don't know to whom to attribute it, but there is some truth in it just as there is some truth in the statement that we cannot control our circumstances, but we can control how we respond. Both the diagram and the aphorism can represent an overly simplistic response to oftentimes complex situations, but they are also both indicative of a growth mindset.
1. The initial question should not be 'Who do I want to be during COVID-19?' but 'Who do I want to be?'
2. Fear can be a helpful thing that keeps us from harm. It can also be a paralyzing thing that keeps us from health.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
— Nelson Mandela.
3. There should also be a Tired Zone