In our normal lives, we continue to innovate regardless of what it costs to nature. Now with the covid-19 pandemic, somehow people started to see that more clearly. It seems when we slow down and actually have time to think about the really important things, we realize what matters the most. Are people going to continue their fast-paced lives? Or are we going to make radical changes? We will try to give you a clear picture of those answers in this article.
In our daily lives, we think about our jobs, how to pay our bills or how to save money for a trip. These things are called monotonous everyday life. While we cannot stop giving them attention, we forget that we can think about other things. And we have to think about other, more deep and meaningful things. For example, how far we have become to destroying nature, due to our urge to expand and conquer.
Now with the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown people had time to think about many different things than normal. It seems like many of us are starting to really realize how fast we are moving to an inevitable change. And guess what – we won’t like that change.
For centuries humanity has strived to be on the top of the food chain, and we are now. However at what cost it all came to us? We live in big cities, with many people, rather than small communities, where there is work for everyone. Living amongst so many people makes us forget how valuable each one of us is. This is one big problem of the modern world because it gives people uncertainty about what they are good at and if they are valued.
It is said that it’s better for people to live together. In places where you can communicate and meet others. This way we can be productive and strive to work together to achieve what we all need- food, water, home.
However, in the 21st-century people seem to take these things for granted. Living in a big, dense city people tend to “go with the crowd”, they lose a part of their personality. When this happens, we often tend to stop thinking of bigger things. We start paying attention only to our daily routines and that is not okay.
In order to move forward as species and grow and develop in a productive way, in harmony with the world, the nature, we have to open our eyes. We cannot go on building cities of metal and expect us to be happy and healthy in cages.
The lockdown, due to the coronavirus pandemic made the world stop. Suddenly people had to stay home, to be safe, where there isn’t much to do all day. This is when many of us started thinking more about different things, of things that really matter. If we continue to innovate this way, regardless of the cost to nature, soon we won’t have the tools or the environment to do so.
In the end, this pandemic has tested and continues to test humanity, just like other pandemics before. The question is – are we going to make a change, that will be healthy and good for us all? Or are we going to continue our path of destruction, in order to innovate?
Author: Mihaela Ahchieva