Life’s preferred goal is to exist - Aliens on Earth wearing mask

Life’s preferred goal is to exist!

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Life’s preferred goal is to exist - Aliens on Earth wearing maskThis pandemic has caused countless damages to our world but then, it has also created some benefits: Our world is now a more mysterious, more enigmatic place with all those masked people! As if the faces disappeared, only eyes remained! As if the tongues have disappeared, only the eyes speak telepathically! We, the people of the Earth, have certainly become Aliens on Earth!

Nazarul Islam

To stay safe, is to save lives, as the life’s preferred goal is to exist!

Are we not exaggerating the level that our civilization has reached? It is a matter great arrogance, to see ourselves so great! And here is a little, super active virus, that has reminded us of this! I believe that Coronavirus is the real alien to earth. We may like to shake our hands or wash them—but, now wish to do this quickly.

This pandemic has caused countless damages to our world but then, it has also created some benefits: Our world is now a more mysterious, more enigmatic place with all those masked people! As if the faces disappeared, only eyes remained! As if the tongues have disappeared, only the eyes speak telepathically! We, the people of the Earth, have certainly become Aliens on Earth!

However, this debilitating coronavirus has blessed us one basic truth: If the vast sums of money spent on churches, temples, mosques, the arms industry and so on, were spent on medical science and hospitals, humanity would be living today, in a much safer world!

Does it matter? If the world after the current pandemic fails to be much more greener, much more environmentally friendly and much more vegetarian in terms of eating habits, human beings will soon deserve a much worse virus than the present-day coronavirus!

Again, in these times of the deadly pandemic, people often ask when the world will return to its normal days! Let’s not wait for normal days. We have to assume that abnormal days are the normal days! Today’s abnormal, normal is now our new normal! The world may just NOT return to its old days; the smart person is the person who adapts to the changing world! All days are deemed normal as long as you adjust yourself to the changes no matter how dramatic these changes are!

Seeing your own country in darkness does not scare you anymore, because of the comfort we all share in knowing that there is light elsewhere to bring us cheers. And, it is scary to see the world in darkness, only because there is no light wherever you go— which gives you an eerie feeling that you have nowhere to escape!

For some reason, an arrogant humanity always thinks that among all living beings only humans (including me) can write a sensational story in the world! But then,  here’s a Nano organism called coronavirus —just like other microorganisms of the past —that proved just the opposite of this!

Let’s not forget that Death is just a number. In these Covid-19 Times, it is only a score. They let you remember the times when you become numb. Desensitized – Having seen so much. Another death fails to move or have any impact. Yes, it is just a number.

Again, it is this coronavirus pandemic which will reveal to us something very embarrassing, that we have known for centuries in human history: The dead will be forgotten quickly, and those who live will just start their celebrations, because they are inclined to think that they will be living their lives, just a little longer…

We are all aware how fragile a shadow is. When light falls on it, the shadow disappears. Some of the shadows that we fear are those in which we believe that they will always rule our lives— unfortunately, these also suddenly disappear!

There is an ongoing debate. ‘Who is the Supreme Power?’  In our world, today, this pandemic has forced the closure of all national borders in the name of ‘coronavirus’. Perhaps, all this was done in order to achieve our inner peace.

Thousands and thousands of people are dying as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and only after this crisis is over, our humanity will declare some kind of a victory. What victory? Let’s not act like fools—because there is no victory awarded to the dead! And when it enjoys access to the living people, everyone should have a deep sadness in the soul, not brag of victory!

Some of us, who may have a weaker heart, may like to whistle or sing while passing near a cemetery in a dark night. Exactly, the same thing is happening now: The fear of coronavirus has pushed people to find morale for themselves!

If the world returns to its order before the coronavirus epidemic, once again it shall be proved that people who dwell on our planet are very stupid! Sir, This coronavirus outbreak is also an opportunity. It is an opportunity to destroy the arms industry; it is an opportunity make peace with nature, to get rid of stupid ambitions, for a new world order primarily focused on health, art and science; it is an opportunity to be the humanity with human values!

On one side there are cowardly prime ministers, presidents, queens, kings who lock themselves in their castles, palaces and rooms! On the other hand, there are honorable statesmen who visit hospitals after taking necessary personal precautions! An Honorable politician is the person who is at the front of the front in times of great crisis like corona pandemic!

I had somehow, pinned my faith that the ongoing coronavirus is a divine punishment bestowed upon humanity. I regretted this. Nonsense! Do we realize what our real status is? We, the survivors must be deemed simply as the creatures trying to exist! And the pandemic virus is also a creature trying to exist! All this is just about trying to survive! There is nothing divine here, nothing devilish here!

Allow me to say in the end that saving a life today, has acquired a greater significance than savoring a life. Sometimes life’s purpose is reduced to one single goal: To exist!

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Nazarul IslamThe Bengal-born writer is a senior educationist settled in USA. He writes regularly for Sindh Courier and the newspapers of Bangladesh, India and America.

 

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