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Silver Lining Amidst Worries | Covid Outbreak

I was catching up with a friend on a Saturday evening at Saint Xavier’s School in Jaipur to discuss a few issues. We decided to club it with a walk on the football ground. This was around the time when Coronavirus outbreak in India was making it in the news. No one expected that the virus outbreak in China would create such havoc across the globe. I composed this picture before sunset. The frame with the sun, clouds, and the tree was an interesting composition. The building in the foreground is Saint Xavier’s school Jaipur. The light around the clouds reminds us of the silver lining amidst the current gloomy outlook due to the pandemic.

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It is hard not to worry about the current situation, and therefore, I would like to share a few quotes for inspiration.

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” by Roy T. Bennett,

Worry is stressing about a situation that may or may not occur and it’s always in the negative sense.” by Rob Liano

“The probability of something not happening does not decrease as we increase the number of times we worry about the possibility of it happening.” by Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Already most of the world is in the lockdown or curfew. Out here, Jaipur is under the lockdown and here are a few pictures that show how empty and abandoned the streets are. The pictures I’m sharing were not clicked by me and were being circulated on social media.

The need of the hour is we should social distance because the virus spread easily in a group of people. By limiting contact, we ensure the coronavirus has very fewer chances to spread itself. We should carry out our part in order for us to survive. On another note, the world will hopefully manage to find solutions to the coronavirus, maybe with huge death tolls. But then the world will still go back to its usual stupidities- the Jihad, wars, environmental damage, CO2 emissions, destroying the forests, killing wildlife, and whatnot. I feel the Coronavirus is an extraordinary wake-up call for the stupidities we have been doing for the last few centuries. This pandemic has proved the idea of globalization is not without pitfalls. The connected world remains an easy target for things like this. The proponents of globalization were essentially capitalists who wanted to maximize the profits. But now the idea of a globalized world is open to debate. As with anything, nothing is without its flipside. As long as we recognize this, it is fine. Let’s stay positive and fight this pandemic.

What do you think?

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62 thoughts on “Silver Lining Amidst Worries | Covid Outbreak

  1. Staying positive and spreading happiness and good vibes is the need of the hour. We just need simple step to stay at home and we must follow it diligently. It is a matter of 21 days which if not followed can continue more. I am not looking to the numbers, it is people’s responsibility to keep themselves aware and safe. The photos are amazing. I am glad nature is healing! ❤

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    1. I agree we are responsible for our actions and behaviour. The lockdown is likely to be stretched further. But what can we all do except staying safe and happy. Hope you are safe and good. Love and light,

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  2. I have looked at this as mother natures revenge for everything we have done to the planet. At our age my wife and I fall into one of the highly vulnerable categories and so we are doing our best to avoid contact with people. Yes, we are scared, we don’t think it’s our time yet, but in a way we have a sort of fatalistic attitude, if it happens, it happens.

    However for us some elements of globalisation are necessary, My sister lives in Australia, my wife’sister in France, one of our sons is in Egypt, whilst his fiancee is in Japan at the moment. Our other son fortunately lives here in North Wales so is close by. To that end we rely on Facetime, Skype etc to keep in touch.

    Like almost every country now, were are practising social distancing only going out for essential needs, and yet some people seem to think they are above this order by our government and have flouted the guidelines.

    As a country we were unprepared for this virus. When the news broke from China about it and the Chinese started sharing data, albeit a bit slow, our government should have acted sooner, especially when they saw how quickly the virus transmitted itself through Italy and Spain, virtually at our back door.

    On a lighter note, last night all over the UK people came out into the streets to clap and cheer for our courageous health workers who are at the forefront of the battle against the virus. We wanted to show our appreciation and from a distance it allowed us to check that our neighbours are OK and in a way it was a bit of a morale booster.

    Hopefully our scientists worldwide will find a vaccine and share it worldwide, for no matter where we live we are all in this together.

    Stay safe – Mike

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    1. Mike, thanks for detailed comment. I agree some heads of the states have been very late like the UK and USA. The results are out for us to see. In many ways, they are bufoons. I can imagine you must be worried for your family members who are in other parts of the world. But nothing much we all can do at this moment except wish for everyone’s safety. I have been seeing some youtubers sharing video of how the supermarkets like Tesco and Costco have empty shelves. I’m hoping for your safety. Please take care, Mike. I’m positive that we will sail through this. Love and light.

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  3. I agree with 100%, my friend. Worrying about the coronavirus does not help one little bit to prevent it. Turning our attention to positive thinking and action will give us the energy to minimize the problem in our personal lives. Above all let us follow the directions provided by our health departments. Thank you for this soothing sunset photo, Arv!

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    1. I’m glad we are on the same page. In places like UK and USA, the PM and president have’nt responded adequately and timely. The results are devastating. India is on a 3 week lockdown. Hope it is all okay in your county. Stay safe.

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    1. I think the craze for cricket has waned down over the last few years because of match fixing issues etc. This is an enforced curfew like situation. Hope you are all safe and sound?

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      1. We’re good where I am. But taking precautions. I was in Bangalore in 2013 during the World Cup and the streets were empty during the games. It was crazy! That’s what I was referencing. Be safe.

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  4. A good message Arv, having said that, we have been concerned about the people of India since it’s such an overpopulated country, it will be very difficult to keep distance. Here in Canada not everyone has been following the rules, and we have so much space. Stay healthy, Maggie

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    1. I get what you mean. Indeed, it is a problem in countries like India, Bangaldesh, Vietnam and others in SE Asia. More than space, it is also about being able to survive without constant stream of moeny. A lot of poor people are daily wage earners, the lockdown has resulted in them going hungry. If not Covid, hunger might cause deaths as well. Yesterday, a large number of migrant workers chose to walk over a thousand mile march to their home because transport is closed. Hope you guys are safe and sound. Are you back home or still travelling?

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    1. Thanks, Sunita Ji. I’m happy to hear that this blog has served as an inspiration in some way. I’m elated. If my blog can help kids in any way, it has served its purpose. Thanks for sharing this. Where are you based?

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  5. It’s better to look at the silver lining than feel the fear. We are safe if we stay indoors and that’s the order of Mother Earth for the careless and arrogant humans. Positivity is the only choice at this time. There’s no going back from where we’ve arrived. “As you sow, so shall you reap” – this dictum is taught in elementary classes but who cares? Take care arv and stay safe.

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    1. I’m glad we are on the same page. I agree human greed has led us all here. Take care, the situation is alarming in the US. Hope you and your family is all safe and good. Love and light.

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  6. So, I think I’m hearing you say “It’s pointless to worry about the coronavirus, as the world will go back to doing stupid things anyway” 😉

    It’s not the kind of positive message I’m used to, but it’s strangely comforting!

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      1. No, I don’t think we’ll ever go back to the exact same normal as before, although that may be a good thing. I do think there will be a “new” normal…not sure what that will look like yet.

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  7. Government told us to stay home and self isolate. People working from homes, the buses and streets are empty. Even have tape on the floors at the grocery store to show people how far back they should stand. Scary but doing my part. You and family take care.

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    1. It is really sad to hear US president putting more emphasis on trying to avoid the economy slowing down. In any such situation, our aim should be to save lives. The rest can be tackled later. Well, what can you expect when buisnessman turns into a politician? Hope you are safe and fine, Nilla.

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      1. I guess they feel a good economy will ensure a second term but what is economy when people are dying in huge numbers? It is ironic. Happy to hear that you are safe. Which city do you call home?

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      2. Cool. People in this part of the world haven’t heard beyond Sydney. So Darwin, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane are from some other planet for the folks here. Lol. Stay safe, Nilla

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  8. Arv, we are on the same wavelength, even across the globe! I love how you wrote about the situation and also your pictures are incredible with so much meaning. On one hand the planet is improving itself and on the other, social distancing is so difficult on all of us. I like the inspiring quotes you added, this will help many people. Thank you so much! 🙂 Hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy.

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    1. Happy to hear that we are on the same wavelength. I guess every situation has benefits and flipsides. Thanks for appreciating and motivating, Jennifer. I hope you are doing well. What’s keeping you busy these days?

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      1. That’s true, there’s both sides to every situation. I’ve been working from home lately, and in my free time I’m cooking, reading, and entertaining my kids. What about you?

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      2. Confined to home. Nothing much to write about, Jennifer. I guess not every kind of work can be done from home. I’m not sure if working from home is a boon? Some people working from home find it tough to concentrate or give in more hours than office. On the contrary, it’s a advantage as you derisk yourself.

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