It all started at the start of last year when the first global lockdown was imposed – many people worldwide fell into depression and started questioning life and the future of humanity. Now in 2021, as we are moving in the same bubble of doubt, we cannot help but ask how the pandemic will alter the perspective of people as they change, adapt, and grow in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.
Understandably, no one has the right answer to this. As a matter of fact, we don’t even know what sorts of questions we should be asking at this point in life. In our search for answers, we have been surveying the internet and looking up dozens of think tanks and international leaders’ thoughts and future predictions.
One thing that the pandemic has taught us all is the unpredictability and uncertainty of life. You might be falling asleep one peaceful and wake up the next morning to see the entire globe in havoc. In such uncertain times, it is essential to not let the pandemic get the better of our mental strength as we see how it is affecting businesses, education systems, work stations, and businesses while increasing the already-existing societal and economic inequalities.
Sustainability and human survival have become the number one goal of many people as everyone is still striving to adjust to remote working and social distancing.
The Need For Humanity to Join Hands & Pull Through These Challenging Times
As human beings, we share a global potential while dwelling on the same sorrows and keeping up our hopes. While keeping this kind of interdependency in mind, it can be understood how a thing happening at one spot of the planet can impact many other sides of the same planet.
That said, it is essential to cultivate empathy and peace of mind while joining hands and making efforts to help others, including those we don’t see. With humanity suffering, we can help each other by staying calm and getting a better vision of the human family and the ongoing challenges through international cooperation.
Since day one, humanity has been striving to survive, and the pandemic has clearly affected the way we think and move in a society that is overshadowed by uncertainty.
The Vague Future of Education Equality in Third World Countries
With the pandemic affecting the entire globe, third-world countries have taken a serious toll, especially in terms of education. The Covid-19 has been basaltic for girls’ education in specific as local schools were forced to shut down in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.
For girls residing in underdeveloped countries, it could mean the shutting down of their entire educational career altogether. If we look back at the Ebola pandemic, we see that girls were not only sexually exploited but also forced into child labour and forced marriages.
The pandemic has boosted the rate of potential drop-outs from schools, with the underdeveloped countries being the most affected. In the ongoing case-scenario, there is a looming risk for girls never to return to schools and get a formal education.
That said, the vague future of education equality in the underdeveloped countries calls for a global assessment of the situation and to come up with ways to turn the crisis into an opportunity to make education accessible to everyone irrespective of their gender, race, religion, and nationality.
The Lingering Mental Health Impacts of the Pandemic
At the peak of the global lockdown in 2021, the streets resemble those of a human apocalypse, with storefronts shut down and empty streets. Social distancing and self-isolation caused many people to seriously question whether they could return to normal life ever again.
With the vaccines being issued worldwide, it seems like it will take us more than a few years till life gets back to normal, allowing people to bounce back. That said, the lingering mental health impacts of the pandemic are also here due to OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and other environmental factors. The pandemic’s stress is calling for mandatory steps to be taken to curb stress, anxiety, and depression. That said, online mental health treatment needs to be made widely accessible so that people can benefit from it and not feel alone and prone to developing chronic mental health issues.