The following are the lessons that we must learn arising from then Covid-19 pandemic that continues to relentlessly ravage all corners of the earth, resulting in 3,075,546 infections and 211,792 deaths so far (28th April 2020); and still counting.
First is the realization, understanding and acceptance by all and sundry worldwide that no one is perfect, and hence the need to maintain humility.
Second, is appreciating that one cannot continue pointing out, and dwelling on, the imperfections of others because we all have imperfections which we seem to have a funny way of ignoring.
Third, is learning that Mr. and Mrs. “finger pointer” are the two most troubled individuals yet.
Fourth, is acknowledging that when I point one finger at …. , the remaining four fingers are pointing backwards at me.
Fifth, is realizing that the sky-high pedestals that we build for ourselves, that we so proudly climb, do not have strong enough legs to keep us up there.
Sixth, is that jobs that are never celebrated are absolutely essential to keep society going, jobs like the garbage collector, the supermarket shelf-stacker, the delivery drivers, and the cleaners.
Seventh, is that we all need each other regardless of our age, sex, race, tribe, creed, religion, colour, or rank in society.
And eighth, is the lesson that choosing to remain grounded is the most humbling choice by far, and in no way means that I am lower than ….; it simply means that I am under God’s radar and cruising at a safe altitude according to His wishes and plans for me.