Many of us are still surprised that we are now more than halfway through 2020 after it presented us some unforeseen challenges, a worldwide health crisis made us compact our entire world into four walls. For better or worse, staying in with minimal human contact made us slow down and do some thinking about life and lessons we’ve learned.
A huge crisis like this creates an opportunity for thinking from a fresh angle. While we tried adjusting to the new normal, nature healed itself as the pandemic put a break to its exploitation by us. With the need to limit social contact, we connected virtually with our loved ones realising that it’s the human touch that we crave the most and for the first time in a long time, we acknowledged and appreciated those members of the society who we otherwise didn’t think a lot about, like medical practitioners, healthcare workers, janitors, garbage collectors. Not to forget the artists who churned out content continuously from their homes to provide us moments of distraction and comfort from our doubts for the future.
While we were trying to adapt to the new reality, we were also learnt to find hope during the most uncertain times. Even though lockdown was a overwhelming experience for a lot of us, hope was the one thing that kept us going. This Teacher’s Day as we look back at the year so far, we realise it has been a tough but surprising teacher to us and as we try different ways to face it, thanks to 2020 we will to be optimistic through it all just like this article.