People dependant on fast-food chains are learning to feed themselves; big families understand the value of each other and students are finding out how one cannot find a place to study quietly in the entire house. Indian stereotypes are being broken, as husbands learn the difference between olive oil and mustard oil; religious differences are less inflamed as the disease affects humanity as a whole.
Scientists did predict a change in our current lifestyle, but it was assumed that it would take place slowly, over decades. This accelerated process startled us and shook us overboard until we got used to the racing pictures. People believed the current generation was soft and unprepared for any of life’s challenges, or nature’s tests. However, during the lockdown, we have learned how to sink in our toes against the forever-changing tide.
We have learned how to adapt to a situation no one thought would occur, and we are learning how to fight against an unknown, unfamiliar, and invisible enemy. We all are readying ourselves for when the pandemic dies down when we will discover the broken pieces of our past lives and must find the will and courage to put it back together with the bare necessities.
There is a new world coming, and we are learning how to survive in it.