Written by Anaisa Arora , a grade 8 student.
Anyone and everyone is capable in pointing out the negatives but there are only a few who point out the positives.
Every rose has its thorns. The same could be said for the impact of the coronavirus on life. To describe the impact of coronavirus, would be trying to fit the
ocean into a fishbowl. We humans had taken our lives for granted . Now, we are confined in our houses as a result of the lockdown initiated due to the coronavirus pandemic .
The Coronavirus has had an impact on everything in life, be it positive or negative, be it the economy or the love for our family and I have realised that we are so focused on the negatives that we forget the positives . When I meditated on this factI realised that even though the coronavirus pandemic has closed many doors,IT has opened one for each closed. I have perceived that my life before the lockdown was monotonous, dull and just a cycle of a never ending routine, it was as if my subconscious was on autopilot and I was programmed to do the same thing over and over again. But life nowadays has allowed me to stop, to breathe, to think about everything, to be conscious of everything, It has taught me to enjoy the simpler pleasures of existence , to be grateful of the life given to me , to enjoy these new experiences till they last . Be it the newly initiated online classes or banging a plate with a spoon .
The impact of the coronavirus on life is a mixed bag of sadness and happiness. Sad because people are dying, their families are suffering and many people are living in poor conditions but also happy because it has Helped us Build Genuine Relationships . We all have been so busy living the ‘life,’ many of us have lost those real, genuine moments we have with our loved ones. It could have been the busy schedules, running around to make ends meet, & rushing to be in urgent meetings. As life slows down, we have found ways to stay connected with people, even if it’s virtually.
Many people see the coronavirus as a catastrophe and in many ways it is, but I prefer to see it as a wake up call and this alarm will not stop ringing till we stop and reflect and learn, live consciously and understand what is happening all around us and why we need to act on it