Pandemic (COVID-19) changed the way we see things

Pandemic (COVID-19) changed the way we see things

If the pandemic continues, what is still matters to you, and what doesn't matter anymore?

The price of the purse you carry, the clothes that you wear, all of a sudden, they don't matter anymore. Everyone seems to be the same, after all. 

If it continues, are the things that you do still relevant?

Perhaps tomorrow, you will find a better resolve between what to refrain and what to regain. 

You add an aspect of antifragility to the ingredient of life.

The worst has not come yet. Imagine when there is no food supply, no internet, or no electricity. And the worst, no clean water to use. 

You insightfully figured out how certain things you have been doing are redundant, and you bear a regretful sense of grief in the imaginary things that you should have done. You learned that prioritization works out unselfishly in a much larger context than before now, this time, not on yourself, but the others as a collective whole.

You don't really need certain things to live. You don't need to do certain things after all.

When you are socially restricted, you are fond of not do a certain thing but slowly thrive. 

Your cultural regime is destructed. You find alternatives. Restrictions now mean you clear up your space for the other more useful things in life. 

You treasure your love ones more than before. Under the city lockdown and the prerequisite quarantine circumstances, you might be only able to stay with the few of your closed ones. It might be someone that you have long lost in contact due to the then, trivial pursue, but now you get the chance. At worst, you unwillingly need to stay on your own. Either way, the absence of the present and the presence of the past is going to make you value love now more than ever. 

You won't die immediately. Even you are not a virus-carrier, and you are not sick, the massive lockdown can make you economically and socially suffer. But you have survived. 

Even though overreact is still better than underreact, you learned to see things as the way they are, to make your decision from the polar of the pessimist and the optimist. 

When the scoreboard is up, we all play differently. Now that the clock is ticking, the damages will continue to be defined by how long the catastrophic effect will last, and the effort to build and rebuild is defined by how badly you do not want it to last. 

We all learned.