Did it take a global pandemic for the world to modify into something better? 

We have been hit dramatically by the COVID-19 pandemic and it has taken a huge toll on the world. Being told to stay at home and to keep six feet apart from each other is not taken lightly. Businesses are closed and you can’t go near loved ones; the uncertainty of what will happen next is frightening. 

Is the world ending or is this pandemic giving us the capability to modify into something more superior and self-sufficient? 

Since we have been locked in our homes blocked off from everything, there have been people taking matters into their own hands. Women are now buying nail and eyelash kits, making their own clothes and cutting/dying their own hair. They have taken to Amazon to buy their supplies and show off their final product on social media platforms like TikTok. 

Those individuals have modified to handle their needs for themselves instead of relying on someone else to do it for them. Could accomplishing things on our own be a potential benefit of the crisis? 

We have relied too much on others to handle our needs, but the coronavirus has made us realize our ability to modify ourselves and the world. This is the time to think about how we can modify it into something greater. We want to walk out of this crisis with all of the knowledge quarantine has given us. 

Having the capability to grow yourself is something to look forward to when this quarantine is over. While locked in your home, you are able to learn how to become a nail technician, hairstylist, designer, cook or a fitness trainer. This has already been done by so many because instead of needing a helping hand, they became a helping hand. 

We take for granted all the hard work others do for us. We may not emerge from this being able to perfect nail art, hair or cooking, but at least we’re trying to modify into something superior and self-sufficient. By the time quarantine is over, there is a possibility that we will stop taking those for granted that put in that extra work for us. We will come out of this understanding that those who take care of our special needs are superior in their hard work. 

I hope we start to better acknowledge those who have limited access to basic needs. It has been difficult for us to live like this — stuck at home, not able to go anywhere. Let’s not take time, or life, for granted because the unknown is frightening and you never know what will happen next. 

Let’s come out of this time with a new passion to modify our lives into something better.