One week has passed since school was cancelled. In this period of time, restaurants, gyms, and any non-essential businesses have also been closed down, with grocery stores now the only buildings that remain open. Bustling cities have now become ghost towns and the entire world at a standstill.
While this pandemic is a tragic occurrence, it is fascinating that we are living through the kind of thing you would only see in a history book. In other words, we are living through a piece of history. What amazes me more is the fact that in another 10-20 years, this pandemic will certainly be added to history books, the story of the panic and chaos it caused to be told for generations to come. It also goes to show how history repeats itself very often.
There has been a plague outbreak once every 100 years, from 1620 to this year. As a society we take pleasure in observing our ancestor’s mistakes and noting what we can do to avoid those mistakes, yet we inevitably end up repeating them. This virus shows that with disease, we have to be cautious and never underestimate its abilities. I hope that in due time the world will learn to not take life for granted, and once this virus is gone, we can learn to enjoy the small things in life.