COVID-19 has spread across all parts of the world in a very short duration of time. While people, professionals from different fields, and government officials were still comprehending the spread of the virus, it was being declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The virus did not spare a considerable amount of time to let people of the world think about what is happening around them. While the complexity and character of the virus are still being fathomed by different countries, it helped in deep retrospection into oneself and around. Here are the 5 things that one must learn from the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis to enter a better society
- Importance of maintaining good hygiene and sanitation routine
Sanitation and hygiene are two basic factors that help in keeping infections and diseases at bay.This is nothing new that people have comprehended but it just shows us the extent of its importance. Various countries and people of those nations have realized the importance of maintaining hygienic living conditions and keeping different places clean and sanitized during all times. It is a great inspiration to get our foot into a society that maintains high levels of hygienic practices thereby curbing diseases and infections.
- The growing potential of technology
Staying at home has cleared the skies and led to a greener and safer outdoor space by reducing pollution and commute in different parts of the world. Most of the people have been working from home, accessing services and essentials from home which leads one to believe the power and potential of technology. There can be a rising dilemma over whether people staying at home using technology can help in reducing the environmental problems of our world. While there can be multiple perceptions over the whole thing, it cannot be denied that people have discerned the growing potentials of technology.
- Change in the education system
While the whole education system has been shifted from in-person to virtual, it has made us realize and question do we need to go to a place to learn and study. With globalization and advancement in technology, everything has become accessible to all the people of the world via the internet. This gap has further been reduced through the internet becoming a common means of connecting everyone in this time of isolation.
- Importance of sound mental health
While physical health is often being held before mental health, it is equally important to focus on mental health. It can be arguable that mental health plays a crucial role in defining and determining your wellbeing than physical health. COVID-19 has led to a lot of people being stranded in isolation thus increasing their stress and anxiety levels. It is always important to be self-sufficient in coping up with our mind and circumstances as life always proves to be unpredictable.
- Importance of relationships and social structure
COVID-19 has made us realize the importance of relationships and society to keep us supported and motivated during difficult times. It shows the significance of empathy that we carry towards each other as humans and towards our loved ones. It gives us a sense of social responsibility and heightens that to a great extent through the demonstration of good deeds and acts of kindness by some people. This realization can be a key factor in determining how we train and educate our future generations towards their role and placement in the society and economy.
While COVID-19 has left all of us stranded in pools of negativity and fear, it has also given us an edge and perception to view the world and our circumstances from a different light.