Surviving the Covid-19 crisis

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It’s been a strange few months.

Stricter measures are being implemented in various countries. We’re watching the world collapse from a distance: unemployment skyrocketing, businesses failing, companies making budget cuts, the stock market plummeting etc.

Life is no longer what it used to be. Masks, social distancing, curfew are all signs of our submission, to the government, to strict laws, and all we are left to do as a result of the lurking fear is to stay isolated within the confines of our homes. It reminds me of the movie V for Vendetta —a real example of life imitating art.

‘I have understood that our lives will never be the same.’

I felt like my freedom was being curtailed, because I had come to dance, to be free. The place eventually felt like a prison, where we were being physically and psychologically caged. My eyes were tearing up, because I couldn’t bear the sight of people dancing whilst I couldn’t.

At that point in time, the world felt a little more lonely, more isolating, and more prone to exclusion.

We have never lived in such a time where we are desperate for each other, for human interaction, and especially the way we depend on our technology or our addiction to smartphones is amplifying this lack, leaving us craving the human touch, for love and intimacy—like a desperate cry for help.

We are relying on substitutes for this real human interaction — two-dimensional profiles on dating apps and social media, driving ourselves to fall in love with the surface, instead of diving deep to uncover who people truly are.

Our technology and this pandemic is separating us from our families, our true nature, and driving us further away from our friends and other people.

This sedentary modern life is also driving people sick, more depressed and ill. Mass corporations and governments are squeezing every last drop of our bank account, leaving many people out of pocket and unable to save for retirement.

A Time For Reflection

We are so busy with trying to survive these times, or scanning the news for any new restrictions that we haven’t really taken time out to analyze what it is really doing to our mental health.

All we need is to stay positive and take it day by day, and not take our family or friends for granted.

Global nomad. Health, growth & spirituality.

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