EMERGING NEW SOCIETY POST COVIDMay 20, 2020 Leave your thoughts
Let the new search begin
It’s a very funny time Nature is taking us through. First, we have ‘no-end-in-sight’ of Covid-19 and now we have a huge cyclonic storm Amphaan, sweeping our coasts, anytime this afternoon. Interestingly, I have reached that stage of my life, wherein, thinking, planning and developing the future for self, is a myth. But humans are very funny creatures. It’s like the Amber light in a traffic signal. Praying that I should get through, let the guy behind me, see the Red light. This is how we think even about work, development and everything.
We keep telling ourselves, ‘live by the day,’ or ‘live in the present,’ but do we practice that? Or can we? We drift away to hope, despair, whatever our state of being at that point is and start day dreaming. It reminds me of the classic Bengali play, where I performed in the lead role some 40+ years back. It was named ‘Jodi Aami, Kintoo Aami.’ Translated it means something like, ‘If I was, but I am.’ Our self, or even selfish orientation, doesn’t keep us in that zone always.
Ironically, when in management circles and in society, we speak on the efficacy of working together, working in groups, in teams, back to community development etc. in came Covid-19 and declared ‘Social distancing’ please! This was a direct contradiction to the concept of Team building/working together on close missions. Such is life. But we will re-group. I am confident all of us will work out some mechanisms, a time will come again when we shall go to Theatres, watch movies (not Netflix), go for wedding receptions, seminars and the like. Once our work pattern, or our money earning pattern changes, community development changes. Some will struggle, some will adjust and some will be in total bewilderment.
So, nobody has the answer today, we only have questions. Majority of us are just floating and seeing where and how we can fit in. In work, as family, as professionals, as themselves, in this new emerging society. Let the search begin…………..
We have just begun.
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