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Our lives have turned upside-down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have died and as for those who survived, they were left without any jobs.
Like many, I would also love a miracle that can free us from this endless tragedy and once again be able to interact without wearing masks, hug our loved ones, live without social distancing and sleep peacefully knowing that it’s all back to normal.
But no matter, how much I wish and want it, life will not return to normal at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Problems and challenges that made 2020 feel like a horror movie marathon will also continue with us into the new year.
2020 came like an unusual twist in our ‘for granted’ life, like the dramatic entry of an antagonist in a movie.
It began with the eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines which temporarily forced more than 135,000 people into shelters and was followed by COVID-19 which confined billions to their homes as COVID-19 entered our lives as a global health emergency.
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Even though the year started with the coronavirus outbreak, we are feeling nostalgic as the year has come to an end.
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A year from now, India will be in the midst of a massive vaccination process. And everyone will be getting vaccinated while avoiding crowds, maintaining social distancing, and wearing masks.
So, come to think of it, there’s still hope for a better future ahead and probably soon.
We are stressing ourselves out because we are continuously obsessing about the end of this pandemic. Instead, if we focus on staying in the moment, on being grateful for where we are today, then everything will work itself out just fine.
So, if we want 2021 to be better, then we will have to make it better ourselves. And to do so, we must confront the brutal realities head-on with patience.
By making it a year full of resilience, fighting for facts, democracy and compassion, repairing all that was lost in 2020, then maybe, just maybe, 2021 will be better.
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