Why this pandemic is an ultimate test.
Humans have survived on the hope of a better future. The now is pretty irrelevant as long as there is the promise of a better future. We have led ourselves to narrate a sippy dream filled with brighter future of neon lights and disposable human connections. Nobody expected to be in a home lockdown, irrespective of the fact that's what we would have been doing anyway, the imposition of such comes as a big blow. Something more precious than the present has been taken away from us, the promise of a better future.
The psychological impact of it is insanely high. We have to deal with someone, we have to live with someone we rarely have an honest conversation with, ourselves. This pandemic is also a long coming for so many issues that plagued society, we are looking at improved conversations on the division of labour between genders, mental health, social media addiction, unimpactful education system and so on. It is indeed an extraordinary situation where everyone seems to be stuck together (and yet alone) in an elevator that sometimes goes up, sometimes down, but the doors don’t open and the help button is broken.
And that is why this pandemic is an ultimate test for homo sapiens.
We need to create reasons to find hope, because I am pretty sure this won't go on more than 3-4 months from now on. The vaccine would be prepared and when it does we should be ready to do what we always dreamt of.