Lessons We Can Learn From Life’s Adversities

By: Milton, Chiara

Published On: June 29, 2021

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic was devastating and inflicted casualties all over the world. It also highlighted other problems in its journey like poverty, mental health, need of better healthcare facilities and unemployment. We can always learn from mistakes or failures. It helps us learn and face the next situation with some confidence.

Finding financial support in these times isn’t challenging anymore when you have the right help, you can consider crowdfunding. The concept is pretty simple, here is how it works.

So here are some lessons that we can learn from the pandemic:

  1. Learning from past experiences:

The Spanish flu in 1918 was one of the deadliest viruses which killed more than 50 million people worldwide. A study of the 1918 pandemic in Sydney, Australia, concluded that social distancing reduced people's contact with infected persons by up to 38%. (Source: Covid-101)

It taught us that we must maintain social distancing, wear masks and self-isolate after exposure to the virus. We have better technology in 2020 and hence we could make a vaccine for Covid-19 within a year.  

The Spanish flu taught us that we humans are resilient enough to bounce back from adversities. 

2. The importance of mental health:

A survey was conducted on over 10,000 Indians by The Center of Healing (TCOH) to find out how people have been coping with stress and anxiety. Data showed that around 74% were suffering from stress and 88% from anxiety. (Source: Indian Express)

There was a rise in reported mental health problems during the pandemic. The elderly, working class people and students are suffering from anxiety, sleeplessness, nightmares and depression. 

3. Staying fit is the state of the mind:

We always felt that staying fit can only be done while hitting the gym everyday or going for a walk or a run every morning. Since we are in lockdown owing to the pandemic, we realized that exercise can be done at home in a very efficient manner. Some people would also go ahead and say that it is a better alternative than going to the gym. Online exercises are the new trend, you can follow workout routines that suit your body and also your schedule. 

You can start an online fundraiser for someone who is in need of help. You could help somebody who needs funds for medical treatments or education expenses or for a social cause. It will take only 5 minutes to get started with the process. 

4. Getting back to basics

Despite knowing the significance of personal hygiene, we have taken it very lightly and have a casual approach towards this practice. This took a turn at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Washing hands with soap and water or sanitizers have become one of the most useful preventive measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This is a practice that should become second nature and should stick with us for life. 

We should learn from this adversity that we’re facing and never take our health or people for granted again. This is an opportunity for us to learn and take positives out of every situation. 

If you want to help somebody in need, you could always donate to a fundraiser, there are many causes to choose from, you could donate to a cause which is close to your heart. 

If you feel that the pandemic has done more harm than good and hasn’t really had a positive impact on you, you should give this a read:

Finding the silver lining in the pandemic - Is there one?