I think we have enough numbers, statistics and news coverage to give us an insight of our country’s health.. economy …job prospects and overall growth as suddenly stunted like many other countries.
Thus this goes without saying, yes, we are in economic crises.
When we talk about economic crises…we don’t need to be too learned about the subject per say. The every day struggle of spending less than what we were used to. Tight budgeting and planning for how to manage the next set of EMIs.. cancellation and striking of the things we wanted from the list…and cutting down many of the to buy from the list is tough.
But, the Novel Corona, has really brought novelty in our lives. It has impacted the almost every one in more than one way.
Mental well-being is very much correlated to economic balance, thus the uncertainty and economic crisis has directly effected the psyche in a negative way without doubts.
There are research, showing how poverty is linked to mental development of children and how cognitive and socioemotional development is effected by poverty. These results further indicates that the future generations is at risk and would harshly compete to stay in the run.
Thus the question arises that do we actually have anything in hand ? Can we change the current situation ? Can we change the impact of this epidemic for our future generations?
To answer them we need to dig a bit more.
To answer the first question. Yes, there are things that we can do to help our selves so that we can adjust to the new normal. Covid with its painful lashes have thought us some of the very basics of maintaining humanity. In the rush, we all were forgetting that we live in an environment…we have nature and we need to give back ..or atleast maintain sustainability.
We have learnt through the hard ways.
Covid has helped us to get back to the basics. We forced ourself this change…and the nature got an opportunity to heal.but this is a very generalized concept of sustainability.
But coming back to the smallest unit ‘the family’.
A family now is forced to buy only the necessity. Thus helping every member of the society as a whole to think about what is a need and what is a fetish. Thus illusion of want and need will be hopefully clear.
Next we all have learnt to maintain hygiene..it is becoming a practice out of fear but for good.
The social distancing would now help us and mostly our next generation to learn and be aware of personal space. In a overpopulated country like ours it seemed almost difficult not to encroach on another person’s physical proximity, which has suddenly been possible.
Now, comes the 2nd question. Can we change the current situation? Well again I would go for an yes. Let me explain how. There are 2 environments. One the inner environment, that is our awareness, our conception and our perception of reality. Of which we have control and power, and it is this that help us to be more resilient to stress out the outside world.
And the second is the outside environment which goes on its own.
But the make is, our realities are mostly an interpretation of our inner environment.
Thus it is seen people who are more resilient are more successful in bringing prostitive outcomes in stressful situations.
Coming to the 3 rd question. Can we change the impact of this epidemic for our future generations?
And again the answer is yes, we can. By now children are caged and are fighting it out in their own ways to grapple with the new Normal status.
Thus this is the best time to teach them social skills, bring them close to their inner world. Help them nurture new hobby, learn the house hold work , sharing, learning to budget and negotiate and priotise their needs. Involve them in decision making in small amounts and let them get the cool off period from the fire friction of rat race.
Hope is the best strategy we have it now, so let’s utilise it to the fullest.