How to Serve Your Fellow Man

A humorous story to take you a little aback, by Don Lubov

The virus had the entire community quarantined for so long, relationships were strained, to say the least. Couples married for 50 years and more were finding out that they didn’t get along so well now, or hadn’t gotten along well for quite some time.

With all activities canceled, staying home became a prison; albeit, a comfortable one. The TV was working, cell phones were working, and yard work was always in need of attention. Thank God for the computer and the internet. In time, food, became a problem. The monotony of eating the same foods, in the same surroundings, with the same person, 24/7, began to take its toll.

After months, when the virus had run its course, it became clear what had been happening behind closed doors. Those who emerged into the new day had gained an exorbitant amount of weight. Their mates, however, did not emerge fat or thin. In fact, they didn’t emerge at all.

The pre-virus town population of 6,000 had shrunk to approximately 3,000 inhabitants. These fewer, but fatter, people were a glaring testimony to what had happened. The survivors pooled their culinary knowledge, and put together an anthology entitled How to Serve Your Fellow Man.

Don Lubov has been writing and/or teaching about inner peace since 1971. His “Six-Step Path” has helped thousands. He currently has 6 books available on Kindle and in paperback, from Amazon. He has written for Yahoo Voices,, and 3 YouTube videos: The Grassroots Manifesto, Creativity Manifesto, and Spirituality Manifesto.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to How to Serve Your Fellow Man

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Thank you, Sandra.
    I doubt whether many people in the US have resorted to cannibalism yet… But that’s Don’s sense of humour.
    In Australia, so far less than 30 deaths from the virus, but cases are still rising. Even if somewhat belatedly, the governments are imposing very strict lockdown protocols to slow infection rates.
    My worry is about people globally who are in refugee camps, prisons and other forms of detention, homeless people anywhere (including my country), and those who live in crowded conditions.


  2. sandra214 says:

    Not too humorous when it’s true for so many, at least here in the US where positive cases are still rising. I assume there in Australia the virus is on it’s way out, right? Predictions are that we won’t reach that point until late April now. My husband and I feel relatively safe, but then no one is, because we live in the mountains away from crowds and there are less than 10 cases in our entire county. Still, we’re all vulnerable. Stay safe across the pond, friend.


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