How will you look back on 2020?
For me, it was a chance to make progress towards becoming a more knowledgeable and authentic person. Detachment from normality and society hasn’t been easy but I believe that something positive will come out of it for each of us. It provided an excellent opportunity to recentre and find purpose, and taught us to remain resilient by not getting brainwashed by the apocalyptic tone used in the medias. It’s worth acknowledging that the many years of World War that our grandparents survived were far more difficult …
We have been deprived of all leisure activities and their absence has caused emptiness in our lives. But seeking out for stimuli and inspiration from the confort of our homes is indeed possible and provides numerous ways to cope with monotonous lockdown days. I like seeing how we’re all so impatient for enriching cultural outings, live entertainment, invigorating gym workouts and all the other wonderful things we were once free to do but perhaps took for granted. Moving back towards social interaction and normality will feel incredible and will cause real momentum in our lives.
Taking advantage of this time to broaden my perspective, I have naturally developed a more inquisitive mind. I’ve changed the way I see things through extensive reading, research, and meditation. As a result, I’ve realised that previously I was lacking much of the understanding needed to interpret the complex world we live in.
There are a lot of things I may not have discovered if it wasn’t for Covid. I rarely used to dive into a historical documentary or read non-fiction purely out of desire to understand something new. I used to be more biased on certain topics, probably due to the rigid study regime of my student days. I now thoroughly enjoy philosophy and I am always seeking to find out more about the past.
I had to keep in motion – dancing away to my favourite tunes in my living room, learning how to juggle and improving my DJing. I caught up on some cult films I’ve been meaning to watch for years and I’ve fallen in love with the stylish 60s era and Renaissance artwork. Most importantly, I feel that I have eliminated all forms of junk from my life and have taken the time to truly connect to the people who are important to me, even if only by phone for the time being.
Hopefully, wherever in the world you may be, you and those dear to you are emerging stronger and more in tune with your values after these quiet months. I bet we will later miss the committment-free life somehow but let’s believe in brighter and busier months ahead.
I would love to hear your ideas and experiences.
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