The COVID-19 pandemic is a weapon from nature for its biggest enemy (humans).
We all have seen its repercussions so far and where it is taking us. People are already afraid of stepping outside of their houses. And even when they do step outside, they make sure they hide their faces behind the masks and keep an alcohol agent in their pockets. And still, they don’t know whether they are going to come alone or a Virus will come along with them.
Who would have thought that the world with so many factories and cars and people running 24×7 will come to a halt in less than a month?
Who would have thought that people would close their doors for everyone for good?
These are such hard times. It makes me think in the direction where the world is heading to.
All the major IT companies have already declared that they would be following the default WFH model. In recent news, I saw TCS talking about moving their 75% workforce to default work from home model. And in my opinion, they are doing the correct thing. Likewise, Other companies are also taking steps in a similar direction.
The world in 2021 would not be the same. It won’t be the one we are used to seeing. The world will make a transit with a totally different version of human beings. The version that hopefully respects nature and cherishes every life. In that version, Social Distancing would become the common norm.
Families would come together and strangers will become more strange.
People would be keeping a safe distance from each other because that is the way to stay safe. More medicines will come into the market. More hospitals will be built and more people will die. Because let’s face the truth, COVID-19 is not going anywhere soon. It is here to stay for a long-long time. And I’m being optimistic here. We will have to find a way to live with the Virus. The adaptive nature of human beings won’t take much time to dive into this new way of life. And sooner or later, Social Distancing will become a new normal.
I’m hoping for the best.
Take care, stay home, stay safe.