The COVID-19 pandemic terrified the entire world, but hard times teach us the most valuable lessons in life. The neglect of our environment has gone too far, and now, the entire world population is under a major threat.
Nature is an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus, but one would have expected that people would grow closer during these dark times, amid the crisis.
Yet, in reality, some people saw an opportunity to profit from the coronavirus outbreak. This made customers face astronomical tags on the most necessary things, leaving many of them unable to afford them.
This became so common, that eBay and Amazon started an open war against “price gouging,”. Others would panic-buy everything they see on the supermarket shelves, without even thinking of others and their needs.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, infuriated, addressed this issue:
“On bulk purchasing of supplies: Stop hoarding. I can’t be more blunt about it. Stop it.
It is not sensible, it is not helpful and it has been one of the most disappointing things I have seen in Australian behavior in response to this crisis.
That is not who we are as a people. It is not necessary. It is not something that people should be doing.”
Ok, wait. What has happened to humanity?
How can humans forget to be humane?
Many believe that we grew extremely disconnected due to social media. All we think of are likes, comments, and videos that go viral.
These days, social media actually contribute to panic among people, as they offer easy access to information, both, real and fake.
We stopped thinking about real-life out of our cozy homes. We stopped thinking about others.
People have become selfish, concerned about their own needs only, not willing to help the vulnerable ones ..and our society has become one of narcissists. Now is the right time to stop, appreciate the small things in life, and care for others.
Remember to be kind amid the coronavirus pandemic, and think of the more vulnerable, and how your actions affect them. If we do not stop thinking about money only, the pandemic will separate us even more.