The world is facing difficult times. If you’re not in lockdown, you’re going to face one soon. It’s a matter of time. People are preparing for doomsday.
While It’s essential to educate yourself about imminent dangers, you shouldn‘t forget that life won’t end.
This list will remind you of the positives. There is a ray of sunshine in every gloomy day.
1. Perfect time to stay at home
Imagine living under quarantine in the 18th century. Imagine the horror of not having Internet, TV, Phone, Instagram, Youtube, Netflix, running water, or delivery. You have it all today. The world is suffering, but as long as you’re healthy, everything is going to be alright. Quarantine and chill.
2. Nature hits the reset button
Even the climate deniers will agree that we exploited and abused the planet for decades. We’re the greatest plague for the Earth. Mother earth is slowly recovering from humans.
There are reports of clear water in Venetian canals. The fish is visible, and swans have returned. Other reports point to rapidly falling CO2 emissions. The world is breathing again.
3. The art can still thrive
The plague shaped most of William Shakespeare’s life. It was the recurring nuance of the Middle ages and Renaissance in Europe. Shakespeare wrote some of his famous classics with closed theaters. Romeo and Juliet and McBeth both have the plague in them.
Have you read Albert Camus’ The Plague? Camus wrote the novel after the Algerian plague outbreak.
Coronavirus quarantine has already inspired great humor, illustrations, music, novels, etc.
British artist Gareth Fuller illustrated the phenomenology of a place during his 14-day quarantine in Beijing.
4. The scientific progress won’t stop
Issac Newton formulated his famous ideas during the Great Plague. Newton conducted experiments refracting light through a triangular prism and evolved the theory of colors. He also invented the differential and integral calculus and birthed the idea of universal gravitation. There was an apple tree right outside his home in Woolsthorpe.
The current international crisis will yield breakthrough achievements in science. Global experts stand united in the fight against the virus.
5. Time for us
The following weeks will give you enough time to reflect on your relationships. You’ll enjoy time with your family and relatives.
You can create memorable memories while at home. There will be an explosion in newborns 9 months from now. And you’ll grow closer to people that you genuinely care about.
We’re all handling this crisis the best way we know-how. Some are denying, while others hoard toilet paper. I’m panicking, and the majority is trying to stay sober to prevent an even bigger catastrophe.
It’s essential to remind yourself that this is not the end of the world, while it’s equally important to understand the gravity of the situation.
I hope this article finds you in good faith.