Six Major Lessons Corona Taught Us!
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many of our lives seemingly overnight. Many countries’ coverage includes a daily death toll, severe […]Continue Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many of our lives seemingly overnight. Many countries’ coverage includes a daily death toll, severe mental health issues, and crucial social conflicts . Below are six major lessons that Corona taught us.
1- Your life perspective shifts
Shared affliction can foster a sense of alliance with others that can be masked in regular times. The challenge is to maintain this after adversity ends. And just as personal clashes with mortality can transform a person’s life, a societal clash with mortality has the potential to change the life of society.Disaster, pandemic, and war can threaten everyday social systems. Pandemic has the power to change society for the better if we can grab this opportunity.
2- Focus on the power of nature
Many like to consider they are directors of the physical world, including their own bodies. The decay of the body – whether through illness, disability, old age or eventually death – reveals the limits of this assumption. On a broader scale, humans are devastating the natural world, prompting the extinction of thousands of species at an ever-increasing rate. Presently, in the form of a tiny virus that particularly frightens humans, nature is giving us a taste of our own medicine. The virus-like earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters – is warning us that humans are also part of the natural world.
3- Focus on the power of connection
New forms of strength are emerging among front-line health workers, cleaners, delivery drivers, cashiers, refuse scientists, and volunteers. From the clapping for carers that neighborhoods in some countries are doing to the resurgence of neighborliness and volunteering, the pandemic has created webs of giving and receiving. Distant family members and friends from the past get back in touch. What people do now counts and can produce meaning to life sadly absent in many nine-to-five jobs. The pandemic has highlighted the essential things in life for many people.
4- Family may be the best medicine of all.
According to an article published by AARP Bulletin, “Now we know if you can’t hug your 18-month-old granddaughter in person, you can read to her on FaceTime,” says Jane Isay, author of several books about family relationships. “You can send your adult kids snail mail. You can share your life’s wisdom even from a distance. These coping skills may be the greatest gifts of COVID” — to an older generation that deeply and rightly fears isolation.
5- The Crowds Will Return, but We’ll Gather Carefully
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t end with bells tolling or a ticker-tape parade. Instead, we’ll slowly, cautiously ease back to familiar activities. For all our fears of the coronavirus, many of us can’t wait to resume a public life: When 1,000 people 65 and older were asked which pursuits they were most eager to start a new post-pandemic, 78 percent said going out to dinner, 76 percent picked getting together with family and friends, 71 percent chose travel, and 30 percent cited going to the movies. “Christopher McKnight Nichols”
6- Loneliness Hurts Health More Than We Thought
According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, During the first five months of the pandemic, nursing home lockdowns intended to safeguard older and vulnerable adults with dementia contributed to the deaths of an additional 13,200 people compared with previous years, according to a shocking Washington Post investigation published last September. “People with dementia are dying,” the article notes, “not just from the virus but from the very strategy of isolation that’s supposed to protect them.”