Lockdown : The Preceptor
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It's been over 5 months now since the COVID-19 pandemic began. As a result of increasing cases, government-imposed complete lockdown in the country. It felt like everything has come to a standstill like someone pressed the pause button. People stayed in their homes, the ones away from home stressed how to reach home, few cried and begged for fulfilling their basic needs, industries, businesses, transportation, and ultimately, life stopped.
Considering the positive effects, lockdown brought family members close to each other which were separated by cell phones, made people realize the value of freedom and the feeling of being confined, making kids aware of the quondam games that their parents used to play and eventually made us long for a simple normal life. "What lockdown has taught me?"
First, to not depend on a single source of income. Depending on something or someone is like being their slave. And when it comes to money, you definitely cannot rely on someone else. Keeping more than one source of income will not just ensure you a good amount of earning but also will aid you in difficult times like these.
Secondly, don't take too many loans. To explain this, let me give you an example. A car might be a necessity for you but a '25 lakh' car isn't. No need to be an exhibitionist and impress people. It'll, in the end, just burden you.
Thirdly, try to save as much as you can. Saving is a very healthy habit. The more you save, the less you use, the more you'll behoof. You'll never be terminated in terms of capital.
Finally, the most important thing, we require quite less than what we actually think and we can live without the most luxuries. This could be better understood by Mahatma Gandhi's quote, “The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed."