“All of life is the exercise of risk” says William Sloane Coffin. Everyone of us will be dealing with this risk until it vanishes. Corona is the most used term of the year 2020. This pandemic has threaten the life of most of the people across the world. Afterlife will be like the beginning of the new era. The things after pandemic will be different than before. Although it is not the first time of human beings dealing with such pandemic. Our ancestors had already dealt with even more dangerous virus like plague. It has always been very challenging for mankind to deal with such pandemic. This pandemic has become a part of our lives for at least one or so, we have to learn to live with it. According to the experts this kind of situation may hit the world again and again. So, the lifestyle should be adopted in such a way that we can overcome the threats.
Wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently will become the basic part of our life. The practice of preventive measures will be of prime concern than curative treatments as we know that if any sort of new diseases occur, it is not easy to treat with already available medicines and many of the health workers are uncertain of the treatment of new diseases. They will only be providing symptomatic treatment as there is no vaccine available. By these circumstances, people are bound to adopt preventive measures. So basically we have understood that “Prevention is better than Cure.” Rather than spending much on war proper health centers should be established. By this, people have known the importance of being hygienic and will try and adopt healthy lifestyles after pandemic too. “In the end it’s all about family” is the moral from this pandemic (corona) which will make the family bond stronger forever. We will have the habit of saving for future than spending on extravagant things as spending on fancy items and entertainment sectors. Airlines, petroleum industry, entertainment sector, sports and fancy item sectors are worst affected. Pandemic has made us realize that we can even survive without restaurants’ food, clubs and shopping of clothes, utensils etc. as they are all secondary to us as health and food have always been primary i.e. “Necessity comes before luxury.” Similarly, there are higher possibilities in development of ‘Information Technology’ as various things could be done online and this even can act as a source of income (work from home) and information. In addition to these, Covid-19 has already hit the world economy exceptionally. The impact of the virus is high. Due to the fragile economy, small business and several companies are going under a huge loss. And this will ultimately hit on employment i.e. it will decrease the employment opportunities. For people who have always lived their life with dignity/self-respect, would never want to beg anyone for their living. But unfortunately, this pandemic has made them weak and also has taught them a lesson for life that everyone has to face ups and downs in their life and we should always be optimistic. This pandemic even has increased psychological problems and as we know this will take time to heal, it affects the afterlife of various people and their families. Suicide rates has increased tremendously. Similarly, creativity has evolved out of people. We can see people sharing their creativity in various social medias from cooking, sketching, and dancing to creating memes and funny videos. They would most probably be following it even after pandemic. It is never too late to know the real you and your passion. Taking care of self and knowing our self was possible for some of us in this pandemic.
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” says Winston Churchill. The world is undergoing a crisis right now and it totally depends on ourselves how we tackle with the situation. We should always be searching for opportunities to see the brighter side of the life. We should learn a positive lesson from the pandemic and not let the pandemic bother our life after it has ended. To release physical tension and pent-up emotions, exercise is the healthy way. We should engage our self in charity work which can effectively help us to integrate our self into the community. This pandemic has taught us very good lessons for life and has also impact our lives. A thing always has both pros and cons. It is us who will give directions to our life to do it in a positive way. Cheering ourselves up and believing the life is beautiful can help us overcome our psychological stress. Moving on with learned lessons is the great thing that we can do after pandemic
- Anusha Lamsal
- Kaushaltar, Bhaktapur
- BPH,Gandaki Medical College