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