Yes, a lot of us are probably privileged enough to romanticize every moment of our life. But that doesn’t mean, your feet leave the ground too high to ever touch down.
While I understand we should try to be optimistic, look on the brighter side of things, it does not give us permission to exploit the advantages our privilege offers.
Acknowledge the reality of the pandemic that India is facing currently.You are maybe privileged enough to-
- Work from home
- Stay with your family
- Not be affected by the economic crisis
- Not be affected by curfew/lockdown
Take advantage of your privilege, but in a different way. Instead of roaming around still, and ordering unnecessary stuff online, or complaining about being trapped at home, and being oblivious to the crisis around; accept the situation and talk about it too.
Try to reach out with help in any way you can, be it monetary or not. Post on social media but not about fancy vacations or how sad your dog is from being at home all day. Post about uplifting stuff, or anything that can help the combined crisis.
I am not asking you to stop romanticizing your life, but maybe once in a while take in reality too. Yes, do post about your favourite makeup/dress/love of your life/curated life/reviews of shows and books, but don’t forget we are living in a pandemic.
While it is okay to shift our focus from horrific news, it is also our duty to be human enough to acknowledge that there are other human beings going through irreversible damage and suffering.
Because, maybe not today. But tomorrow, God forbid, your loved one may be affected too. And for all I know, no amount of money or influence can let you take advantage in the current situation.
Gratitude and blessings of someone else, however always causes miracles.
Note: Hello to all the new people who have joined me. I am really grateful that you and everyone else chose to stick around even though this blog has been inactive for some time. Thanks for offering me the safety of anonymity to explore my thoughts here.