The lockdown and global pandemic of COVID-19, in general, has taught me a lot about myself, my family and life. I have learned so much from this unusual situation, especially about human nature, kindness and the need of a supportive community in these times. I have also learned a lot about myself, and the importance of gratitude and not taking things in life for granted.
I think this situation has really affected me in many ways, though my family and I have not been personally affected, it has taught me so much about life and how these unusual situations change everything we once knew. It’s very interesting to me because I never thought a situation like this would happen in my life, where stores are closed, people are told to stay at home and millions of people are contracting this horrible disease. It almost feels like a dystopian movie and it feels unreal. I think because of the nature of the situation, I’ve learned to be very grateful for the position I am in, in life where I don’t have to worry as much in a pandemic because I have a supportive, loving family and I am comfortable in life. However, that being said, it has taught me how to empathise with people that may be frontline workers, or those that are severely needed, for example, doctors, nurses, cash registers at supermarkets. It has taught me the sheer significance of their jobs and their work and has allowed me to sincerely respect their professions and what they do for the human race. They risk their lives every day to save people, and I think that’s an amazing job.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has also allowed me to reflect on myself and goals in life. I think that this was a good break to everyday life in some respects, that allowed me to take time for myself to reflect on my own character and the type of person I want to be, growing up. It has also let me look into different interests that I may have had but never pursued in the past and I have been taking this time to reflect on myself, my strengths and my weaknesses. As well as really be grateful for the things I have and not take things for granted.
Overall, this pandemic has taught me so much about myself and the world in general. I hope to use some of the things I learned and remember them as the situation passes – making sure to always be humble and grateful and try to spread kindness when I can.