If the biggest trouble you are facing because of the lock down is ‘boredom’, then be aware that you are extremely privileged.
If you are feeling restless about staying at home and spending lot more time on your mobiles/tabs, then be aware that you are extremely privileged.
If you are not compelled to fall on your knees and summon all the forces in the Universe, begging it do something to stop the spread of this virus, then be aware that you are extremely privileged.
The current lockdown is unprecedented, atleast for most parts of the country. There are regions that have experienced things even worse. Communal tensions, political enforcement, religious strifes, also result in lockdowns in many parts of the country. If the Govt has taken steps to impose such restrictive lockdown, one can only imagine the gravity of the issue.
If this is the first lockdown you are experiencing, with no access to any non-essential services, then be aware that you are extremely privileged.
There are so many, who dont have any of these privileges currently. I love this video – A Thank you message ! Please do see it.
With great privilege comes greater responsibility.
- The least we can do is to stay at home. I am sure or atleast hope that you know why we should stay at home. Else, I would say that along with being privilged you are also ignorant. Which is then too sad.
- There is more we can do. Pray. Pray, Wish, Hope, Visualize the healing and well being of everyone across the world.
A decade ago, during my college days, on Teachers day (Sept 5th), when asked for some words of guidance, my professor told us the below:
“Pray as if everything depends upon God and work as if everything depends upon you.”
This is the time to be reflective, introspective, creative, innovative, responsive, caring, pragmatic, and empathetic.
This is the time to be part of a collective action for greater good. For the sake of my lungs, I avoid taking walk in dusty streets. My legs understand my lungs. Similarly, for the sake of everyone else, lets understand and Stay at Home !