Thank you 2020
It may sound little weird when I say “Thank you 2020”
However, I pay my gratitude to the year 2020 for coming into my life.
Hardly any of the present generation of living humans have experienced a pandemic like COVID-19.
The year has changed the way we live. The world had changed from pre covid era to post covid era. All was not completely negative.
2020 has been a year in my life which has taught me more than my entire life so far. It has made me learn gratitude and value of life.
It has brought relations closer and made them precious.
It has taught that to survive with happiness, very few materialistic things are required. it had made us learn to live with minimalistic resources.
This year has seen society turning more empathetic and helpful to each other.
This was the year which made me stronger to face challenges, made me flexible to adapt to hard-ships. professionally it has taught me empathy to others. It has heightened my resolve to work self-Lesly. It has taught me to move on even after personal tragedies.
But it was ironical that the most intelligent of all species needed a nonliving virus to get us to our knees and think back.
Thanks 2020 for going away.
Though, i have learnt so much from this year, the way to learn it was painful and harsh.
I hope we never take the nature so casually that it has to hit us so hard and so sudden to teach basic values. there has been hardly any family left untouched by the loss of some near or dear one.
this is apart from the tremendous hardships faced by majority of mankind due to loss of jobs and other psycho-social problems. It had literally brought the world to an unprecedented standstill.
Humanity will take long to get back to normal and in-fact the new normal would have changed forever.
I wish that almighty gives us the strength to be together and support each other to get life back on track. I wish we stop taking nature casually and do some bit to minimize the harm we do to it.
I wish we don’t forget the lessons we have learnt. I wish we remember that marriages can be held in a simple close knit ceremony instead of the ever-increasing vulgar show of spending.
I wish we start looking at people who are less privileged with more respect and compassion. I wish we as the administration and the government can remember to serve selflessly and with dedication in our own sphere and outside. I wish that as citizen, we remember out duties as much as our rights.
I HOPE AND WISH THAT WE TAKE A PAUSE AND GIVE A THOUGHT TO WHERE WE HAVE BEEN GOING WRONG AND HELP TO HEAL MOTHER EARTH FROM ALL THE DAMAGE WE HAVE DONE ALREADY.
“Author Dr. Kamal Verma is a Neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR. He is the director of neurosurgery and spine surgery department at Sarvodaya Hospital Faridabad”.