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A Wishful Thinking: Living with Coronavirus (Covid-19)

A Wishful Thinking: Living with Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Living with Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Now that the novel corona virus has become normal for our contemporary life, there is no other way out but to live with it. 

I am not here to explain the scientific or medical assessment of the current situation; i.e. the creation of the novel corona virus. I am not here to explain the guidelines which have been put forward by medical experts or WHO. 

(1) Working for the betterment of human life

I would like to address the entire global community to confirm my opinion, as well as to beseech everyone to work 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 seize this opportunity, at least mentally, as a practical chance to get united. Yeah, this novel corona virus gave us this much needed break! Let us unite and forget all regional, national, and religious barriers and become partners for building up a new global community. Remember, when there is such a pandemic, humans are on one side, and the enemy is on the other side. This concrete reality clearly explains that we are all of the same class, and this is the human race. The novel corona virus has definitively taught us this fact.

(2) Let us become global citizens

Let our kids breathe fresh air; let them have a more humane character than we. Let them become GLOBAL CITIZENS instead of being restricted nationalists. Restricted nationalism means restricted humanism, and restricted humanism means sophisticated or masqueraded barbarism. 

By restricted nationalism, I mean reducing to the few alphabets of a person’s name, religion, country, rather than thinking on par with Aristotle's famous quote:
Man is a social animal!
Let us start thinking big; let us get rid of the unwanted ways of thinking, stuffed with petty regionalism or regionalism. Let us get out of the barriers of language; let us free our minds and become one entity!

We are human after all, and we can accept the fact! We have to accept that we are all human beings. We all belong to one ethnic group; we belong to one family, which means that we are all human beings. We can take advantage of the opportunity presented to us by the novel corona virus to our betterment; the betterment of our human society. 

Please understand how very fragile human life is. As we now know, even the tiniest of the tiny virus, the novel corona virus (Covid-19), which one cannot pick out with the naked eyes, is capable of wiping out human existence! You do not need any destructive human-made mechanisms to devastate our wonderful globe! 

See what is going on with the existing social scenario! Schools have stopped working! All religious institutions are still closed! In practice, human life has become somewhat paralyzed! People are afraid to move freely around the streets! In addition, in some countries there is an official ban on doing so! Officially, they call it 'lockdown'. Fear has gripped everyone, and an air of uncertainty can be seen everywhere. 

(3) Let us become novel human beings

So, let us be aware of this fact regarding life’s fragility! 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 make use of this opportunity and unite. This opportunity could be our last bus, and so, rush inside or else we may get stranded.

Elsayed Farouk

Arabic-Egyptian translator and blogger - I share my experience in a simple way that suits everyone..... (مترجم ومدون عربي مصري - أشارك خبرتي بأسلوب مبسط يناسب الجميع)
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