The year 2020 started off with Black Summer- a bushfire that blazed Australia as more than 15.6million acre burned. The fire killed 34 people, destroyed 3000 homes and killed or displaced over 1billion animals.
On the other hand came the Covid-19 pandemic that infected almost 69.5million people and over 1.58million people died. Economy collapsed, job losses are at peak and several factors witnessed a doom.
This year 2020 seemed as a nightmare. A means for humans to repent for their every err. We thought the sun would rise up and the flowers would bloom. Little did we know that this nightmare would turn into hallucination, where people would end their lives after losing perception. These nine months have left humans completely devastated, turning into the never ending night where death awaited.
The death of great personalities for example, in India, Pranab Mukharjee, Saroj Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, Tarun Gogoi, Swami Agnivesh, Ramvilas Paswan, Mridula Sinha, Chuni Goswami, Sushant Singh Rajput, Irfan Khan, Wazid Khan and many more left us completely devastated.
Vishakapatnam gas leak, Srisailam hydroelectric power plant fire, Eluree Outbreak, Aurangabad railway accident, Cyclone Amphan, Assam gas and oil leak, locust infestation, Cyclone burevi, Tariq garden collapse, Vijayawada fire, etc, all seems to be like 2020 is the final season of a talent show, where our only task is to survive. Moreover we are losing people every now and then and we don’t know who will be next.
Ears to hear
The tragic death of Sushant Singh Rajput left many questions in our young minds and had put us in a deep thought. We noticed everyone posting their instagram stories showing their concern that they will be available at the hour of need. May I question you, “Where were you before some deadly incident took place?”
Forget about pretending to care or to know what shit is going on in other persons life. Simply be there as a good friend, as a good listener. Listening shows caring. If they feel like sharing their feelings- good or bad, or their life incidents; they will. I’m not saying talk 24*7, but atleast be in touch. Eventually if they will feel comfortable they will be strong enough to deal with their shit themselves.
Many a times even our closest friend keeps secret with us. We cut them off saying they are introverts or it’s their nature to keep their personal life personal. Is this true? No. Not only they are afraid of being judged but also don’t want their personal life incidents turn into rumors and gossip. Build a reputation of being trustworthy.
Words Of Wisdom
Speak to people in a way that if they died the next day, you’d be satisfied with the last thing you said to them. Instead of ignoring someone and holding grudges over some of theirs or our mistake, be mature enough to communicate and clear misunderstanding. All it takes a simple apology like “Hey I messed up, let’s fix this and drop it” but people are struck in their childish ways and would rather hold grudges for the rest of their lives they own up to the fact that they hurt somebody. Be kind to people when they are alive as your rest in peace status will not help them once they leave the world. It’s like 2020 came in to make us realize that there’s nothing more important in the world than the people we love.
An here is a piece of advice to everyone dealing with their own shit
Be an Optimist :
“Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel that you appreciate their good qualities and strengths. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to critize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger”