Such pandemics and undesirable times are the occasions for testing our resilience in overcoming hardships. This period has taught me the most important lessons of my life.
Lesson number one I learnt from this situation is unity. For this virus does not recognise “race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or border”, as our Prime Minister said. Countries and societies can no longer afford to confront each other, and the future can only be protected by solidarity and perseverance.
Lesson number two is that we must stop blowing our own trumpets. The world has witnessed how a microscopic organism has ravaged the superpowers of the world. What we learn from this is being humble and generous. One must never boast about himself. There are always people who are will be better than you. Also, I learnt to never underestimate anybody.
Lesson number three, and perhaps the most important one is that we must quit our chaotic lives, which has overburdened healthcare and the environment. We all have seen how one of the most polluted rivers have suddenly become the cleanest, how the most endangered species of animals have become abundant in number, as if a miracle has happened. All thanks to the lockdown. I strongly believe that when this lockdown is lifted, we all will maintain this. Remember, you are not alone on this planet. There are other living beings whom we must look after for we cannot live without them.