The Coronavirus pandemic is not just a global crisis, but an event that has changed the world forever. When the pandemic will end and people around the globe will finally come out of their homes, they will have something vital to ponder on - where we will go from here?
There will be two paths in front of us. One that leads to nowhere and we keep running in circles. While the other is a road to a better future where humanity will thrive and prosper. It will be up to us to decide which path we take.
The pandemic is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our extreme greed for wealth, our data banks, and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.
The outbreak of the pandemic has made one thing clear. We are all equal in the eyes of nature. Everyone has been hit by the outbreak just the same. A world once obsessed with luxury goods suddenly rushed to stock up on essentials. Behind the protective face masks and gloves, everyone was equally scared and worried. The priority was health, rest was secondary. It is during this time of social-distancing that everyone is realizing how connected and dependant we are on each other. And thus came into being #WeAreInThisTogether - a trending hash tag that sums up everything.
As life came to a standstill all across the globe, nature began to heal.
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. The hope is for humanity to learn the difficult lessons taught by these hard times.
The COVID-19 outbreak has finally opened our eyes. A society that once emphasized on life being short and living on the edge has realized that the same life needs to be preserved. Personal hygiene and strengthening our immune system has become an integral part of our lives that will only become more prevalent with time.
The future is uncertain, but the possibilities of making a big change are in front of us. There will be conflicts, difficulties, and challenges along the way, but together we can make impossible possible. The only thing we need is to choose the right path, which can lead us to a more promising, and a brighter future.