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Does it matter in 2040?

It is 2040, and today I reflect the year 2020. Oh! my what a year it was, so many shocks. Covid19 pandemic shook the entire world. Hopefully, many of us came to our senses.

I still remember, people were fussing over many things then

  • Not getting parmesan or cheddar cheese on pizza.

  • How can I use red chili instead of green chili for the curry? (What difference does it make).

  • I just cannot eat bland food. (Who cares?)

  • Why that delivery boy has yet not delivered on time. (They are humans too).

  • I have not seen a movie in three months. (Good you saved your/ parents/ spouse/ children’s hard earned money).

  • When will the school start? (Online learning was available).

  • When will the house helper start coming. (She is suffering the pandemic too).

  • Oh god everyone is at home, now double the work. (You made those choices)

  • So much of household chores (It is your house, or are you doing house hold chores for others?)

  • Losing jobs. (So what, didn’t you save for the rainy day).

  • I lost my one full year of academics. My engineering degree was delayed by one full year. (Check my article to be posted by end of July on this topic).

  • Losing some revenue or not making money for a few months.

Do we even remember any such things now, in 2040. Does it matter in 2040?

Today I realize that how much hue and cry we make without realizing that such things may not matter in future (another article on the topic, ‘so what matters’). The pandemic was just a tip of the iceberg. The way human beings have abused the environment, the future will tell.

So much have we abused nature

  • Building sky rises

  • Huge houses even for one or two people

  • Not thinking of sustainable development

  • Not thinking of the larger good

  • Harming nature to boost the so called egos of the people in power

  • Changing technology (mobile/ gadgets) in less than a year or two just because we want to be with the latest technology or for status

  • Big cars only for one person

And all that was in 2020. Look at us, aren’t we still alive in 2040 having gotten over the pandemic. Have we learnt something from it or all of it was just for the sake of hue and cry. Who knows what will happen in 2050? Many may argue that what matters is subjective. I do agree. To argue even on that, does it matter?It is 2040, and today I reflect the year 2020. Oh! my what an year it was, so many shocks. Covid19 pandemic shook the entire world. Hopefully, many of us came to our senses.

I still remember, people were fussing over many things then

  • Not getting parmesan or cheddar cheese on pizza.

  • How can I can use red chili instead of green chili for the curry. (What difference does it make).

  • I just cannot eat bland food. (Who cares?)

  • Why that delivery boy has yet not delivered on time. (They are humans too).

  • I have not seen a movie in three months. (Good you saved your/ parents/ spouse/ children’s hard earned money).

  • When will the school start? (Online learning was available).

  • When will the house helper start coming? (She is suffering the pandemic too).

  • Oh god everyone is at home, now double the work. (You made those choices)

  • So much of household chores (It is your house, or are you doing house hold chores for others?)

  • Losing jobs. (So what, didn’t you save for the rainy day).

  • I lost my one full year of academics. My engineering degree was delayed by one full year. (Check my article to be posted by end of July on this topic).

  • Losing some revenue or not making money for a few months.

Do we even remember any such things now, in 2040? Does it matter in 2040?

Today I realize how much hue and cry we make without realizing that such things may not matter in future (another article on the topic, ‘so what matters’). The pandemic was just a tip of the iceberg. The way human beings have abused the environment, the future will tell.

So much have we abused nature

  • Building sky rises.

  • Huge houses even for one or two people.

  • Not thinking of sustainable development

  • Not thinking of the larger good.

  • Harming nature to boost the so called egos of the people in power.

  • Changing technology (mobile/ gadgets) in less then a year or two just because we want to be with the latest technology or for status.

  • Big cars only for one person.

And all that was in 2020. Look at us, aren’t we still alive in 2040 having gotten over the pandemic. Have we learned something from it or all of it was just for the sake of hue and cry? Who knows what will happen in 2050? Many may argue that what matters is subjective. I do agree. To argue even on that, does it matter?


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