The New Normal Amid Coronavirus
Sitting at home, desperately missing the family road trips, visit favorite restaurants, street food, cricket coaching, the morning walks. Alas! The bitter truth is we are in a lockdown situation and we have to, but, sit at home and more so – take good and better care of our health, and our immune system. This is the new normal amid the frightening coronavirus. It is surprising, how few people matter in our lives more than our own selves. We were so tied up in our daily work schedule – fitness routines, chanting, party routines, and revamping outer beauty (mostly for social media). As a result, we ignored the people who matter to us the most – the elderly in our family, close friends, siblings and even our parents, with whom we have spent precious times, for whom we should care; by just sitting with them, taking care of them, basically spending quality time together. We were so busy chasing our future that we didn’t even realize if we will have a tomorrow to see. And in the rush had forgotten to live and enjoy the present.
The new normal has taught us the humane way of life.
The present situation of the world, pandemic Covid-19 (coronavirus) has changed our lives and has taught me and I believe each and every one of us I mean the teenagers my age, the importance and the real meaning of life and how to care for our loved ones. These days have been really frightening, upsetting, and distressing because of the painful and untimely deaths of many; the natural calamities, the civil wars, threat of colonialism, the armament race, and the lockdown. On the contrary, in actuality – self-improving, improbable, and blissful for most of us. The most interesting thing is that due to the coronavirus we have acquired new skills, learned how to enjoy with family by playing Cards, Ludo, CarromCarom Board, enjoying late-night coffee with movies of Anil Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. Gazing at the photo albums which we have although seen a hundred times but still gape at them and fondly cherish our memories. Learning about the silly things we did when we were 2 or 3years. Eating mangos and enjoying the childhood stories of our parents from our grandparents.
Although sitting at home is too taxing, and boring but has its own positive aspect also. However, the most amusing fad of this lockdown is that all of us, the students; no matter which student, the backbenchers, or the toppers, or the scholar who came to school just to get an attendance of 75%, or the students who came to bunk history and math classes and to play football in the P.E period; have miserably missed the school and meeting their friends.
“Improve the Quality of Life and live Smart”
We were so filled with greed and unfulfilled desires that we forgot to count our blessings. Most of us are now compassionate and empathize with others suffering. The one thing that my mom always taught me is a concern for others; to do your deed or service without expecting anything in return.
“Be flexible, Be creative and Focus on the Present”