Why Do We Fall, Bruce?

So we can learn to pick ourselves up.

What can I say here that has not already been said? The world is under a virus scare, dealing with a pandemic. If we survive this, we will not get out the same. My friends and I joke about it all the time. How some of us might become more paranoid or even alcoholics. Believe me, this is unfortunate, sure. But it is not just some people to blame. It is all of us, combined.

Years from now, when we will look back at this, we will see how the politicians overreacted and panicked. How the brands misused digital mediums. And how people could not take care of each other. Basics: washing your hands, maintaining safe distance… not sneezing on someone’s face. These things need not be taught to us now, years after civilisation.

When I started writing this piece, I swear I wanted it to be an optimistic kind. But then I realized all that I saw at a grocery store this afternoon, and it was just shameful. Maintaining safe distance during a pandemic is something that we need a reminder for is unfortunate. The fact that the cashier has to tell you to use the damn sanitizer is just sad.

We are such a gifted race. Human beings. We can walk, talk, eat, sleep, make love, and do everything that we please. And this is how we misuse the gift of life. Come to think of manslaughter and rapes and child abuse and animal cruelty. For what? Do you sit back in your so-called “quarantine time” and remember where it has all taken the wrong turn? It is havoc. It will only worsen if we are not careful.

Stay safe, everyone. Stay indoors. Be in your home. Feel the vibes. Meditate. Make a list of things you want to do. Make a list of places you will visit. Think of a pet you will get. Think of the second chances you’d like. Keep your faith. Keep your hope.

Wash your damn hands.

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