It’s a scary time right now. The world is filled with uncertainty and fear. The numbers shoot up day by day. We don’t know who will be the next to get sick. We are left to wonder when things will go back to normal, and what kind of normal it will be. Will things ever be the same again? The future remains a big question mark.
This is new territory for all of us. We’re all learning to adapt, to modify the things we do everyday. Teachers and students are adapting to online classes. Office goers are digitizing their work. Our morning walks are now walks from the living room to the kitchen. Amidst all this change, it can be hard to stay sane. It feels like such a long time ago when we were free to go outside, to roam the streets, to get some fresh air, to eat at a nice restaurant. Basically, to live life as we knew it. We all miss the rush and excitement of daily life. The simple things we took for granted have now become luxuries, at the cost of our health. Sure, it’s depressing to think about.
But let’s look on the bright side. We no longer have to get up in the morning to rush to work. We have the privilege of spending our free time during the day with our families. With all our gadgets and gizmos, we also have the privilege of staying in touch with our friends during all of this. We can’t afford to break down right now. It’s a crucial period for our country, for the entire world. It will test the strength of our nation. It will test our ability to hold up during a crisis. But we can do this. After all, it’s India we’re talking about. The same country that brought itself up from poverty and chaos and became a superpower in barely seventy years.
If we stay strong during this battle and support each other, we’ll be sure to succeed. Let’s fight this together, and emerge stronger. Until then, let’s enjoy the simple everyday pleasures we have today, because soon enough, we’ll be missing this way of life.