Daily Post 1339
SELF RESTRAINT – THE COVID-19 WINNER
Needless to say this health crisis has given lessons on how to live way beyond parents, colleagues and organisations could have ever taught us. Keeping small kids locked up for months together is no small task. It’s a challenge for both, they have very successfully gone through. The paradigm shift of human existence is what we call it. Only life mattered and rest sounded so superficial. The home food finally became the toast of our eyes and home finally had a totally new meaning. The families which faced so much of difficulties in coming together, were together 24/7.
The gains can be enumerated endlessly in the backdrop of this health crisis. Life 2.0 starts with the Unlock 1.0. Human spirit has finally prevailed, in most parts of the world the unlocking exercise has started. For sure it would be a more difficult one than the lockdown given the fact that the vaccine still seems to be sometime away and the numbers in India still being on the increase. Practicing forced self restraint was the order of the day during lockdown, now the only way to move forward would be self restraint on your own. How would you navigate your own life and also your family’s without landing into the COVID-19 conundrum is the solution you have to find.
The thought of the government is that it’s doable and in case it leads to some complications in a few areas, it has the capability to handle. For the citizen it has to be self restraint all the way, we have reasonably perfected this art in the last more than two months. Life 2.0 is a life of constraint, restraints, limitation, inconveniences and handicaps and we have to live in this manner, the only way to be successful is the self restraint way. The sooner we completely forget the pre-COVID-19 world, the faster we will be able to latch on to Life 2.0.
What is critical to our existence should only be done as we move forward. Minimalist in living and operations has to be the backdrop of our existence. With mindset change for good and also some congenial ecosystem to support, way of human living and existence can dramatically change. Just because we have not experienced this does not mean that it has never happened in human history. It would have happened at a different scale any number of times. Self restraint is the self preservation tool of the world today.
SELF RESTRAINT AS BEHAVIOURAL TRAIT WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT FOR AGES, WE ARE LEARNING IT ONLY NOW.