Now that the novel corona virus has become par for the course of our contemporary life, there is no other way out other than living with it. In my earlier article titled ‘Living with Novel Corona Virus or Covid 19’, which was published here a few weeks past, I just explained the preliminary precautions that one must take while living with the novel corona virus or Covid 19. It was just a brief note explaining the defensive methods by which one can stay away from the possibility of a novel corona virus attack.
However, here my intention is much broader.
I am not here to elucidate the scientific or medical assessment of the present situation, which is the creation of the novel corona virus. I am not here to explain the guidelines put forward by expert medical professionals or the WHO.
I wish to address the entire global community to assert my contention, as well as to beseech everyone for working for the betterment of human life. I am here just to beg for human bonding.
Let the novel corona virus (Covid 19) become a twist of fate; let us take this opportunity as a practical chance to get united, at least mentally. Yeah, this novel corona virus has given us the highly desired break! Let us unite, forgetting all the regional, national, and religious barriers and become partners in building up a new global community. Remember, when such a pandemic occurs, humans are on one side, and the enemy is on the other side. This practical truth simply explains that we are all from one class, and that is the human race. The novel corona virus has taught us this fact emphatically.
Let our children breathe fresh air; let them have more humane character than we. Let them become GLOBAL CITIZENS rather as restricted nationalists. Restricted nationalism means restricted humanism, and restricted humanism means sophisticated or masqueraded barbarism.
By restricted nationalism, I mean reducing to oneself, to the few alphabets of one’s name, religion, country, rather than thinking in par with the famous Aristotle quote, “Man is a social animal.” Let us start thinking big; let us throw away the unwanted ways of thinking, stuffed with petty regionalism or religionalism. Let us get out of the linguistic barriers; let us free our minds and become one entity!
After all, we are human, and we can admit the fact! We must admit that we are all human. We are all from one ethnic group; we belong to one family, which means that we are all humans. We can make use of the opportunity provided by the novel corona virus to our betterment, the betterment of our human society.
Please understand that human life is very fragile. As we know now, even the tiniest of the tiny virus, the novel corona virus, Covid 19, which one cannot pick out using the naked eyes, is capable of wiping out human existence! You don’t need any human-made destructive mechanisms to devastate our pretty globe!
See what is happening to the existing social scenario! Schools have stopped working! All religious institutions remain closed! Pragmatically, human life has become more or less paralyzed! People fear to move around the streets freely! Besides, there is an official ban for doing so in some of the countries! Officially, they call it ‘lockdown’. Fear has gripped everyone, and everywhere one can see an air of uncertainty.
So, let us be aware of this fact as regards the fragility of life! Let us grab the practical essence of this fact! Let us love one another and become novel human beings. The novel corona virus has given us a golden opportunity to become global citizens.
Let us not forget to utilize this chance and unite. This opportunity may be our last bus, and so, rush inside or else, we may get stranded.