“Time and Tide waits for none”, Geoffery Chaucer.
The way society is behaving in the time of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, examining the behavioral pattern indicates that we are in no different time and situation than we used to be in. We never loved that one and we are hating on this one either.
We always wanted it, right? ?Time?. For ourselves. For our passion, hobbies or the things that always just strolls in to do’s list but never get enough deal of time. Always wanted to wake up at our own time, hit bed at our own mood. No work pressure. No this and that of ugly, fat and bald boss. Time where no issues of the world, however big or however small could cross your house walls. A fine, good and peaceful time with family, or alone. The never ending Netflix and chill time.
And now when we have it, there is a sudden flow of “workaholism” in human bodies.
(Agreed, that it's not that we don't like French Fries, but the infected Burger. But no wise man ever mentioned that because of the infected Burger will ignore the extra crispy, extra large pack of french fries and cuss the whole burger making system.)
Not ignoring the importance of work, hit in the economy and set back in the major basics of living, what is the best thing the human race can do other than lockdown. Practically, supporting the lockdown, another fact is that for work, economy and the other basics of society it will need people, living healthy lives.
One basic thing, those who were not happy then, should not be bothered if they are happy now or not. And those who were fine, happy and driven back then will find the ways to feel the same way even now.
Coming back to where I started examining the behavioral pattern we are in no different time and situation than we used to be in. Therefore we need to start behaving normally. If We never loved that one and we should not expect happiness from this one either. And if we were fine then, we should focus on finding what's best hiding here at this time.
Time is harsh, Indeed. But eyeopener universal fact is “This too shall pass” and will leave everyone strolling around the Tv's for 26 hours a day, panicking and dissing the situation with regret and 11 months or even less left in a year.
One realisation though!
Every changing time is like an easy genuine lover who enters your life without your efforts and sometimes against your wish even and when it is there with you the only thing you end up caring is your ex-partner (Time that has fled away). And eventually this lover leaves you too. And the poor, stupid you misses the latest ex now. And the process continues.
Undoubtedly, society is facing the biggest of the psychological faux pas.
Come on! We never were this crazy to get up for the office and face the hustle-bustle of the buses, the traffic, and whatnot.
Talking of the faux pas and time and the situation we are dealing with, reminds me of beautiful lines by Robert Herrick, ?17th-century English lyric poet and cleric best known for Hesperides, a book of poems.
“Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying.”
- To the virgins, To make much of Time
Phillip Larkin’s Days resonate with the relative idea of the importance of time.
What are days for? Days are where we live. They come, they wake us Time and time over. They are to be happy in: Where can we live but days?
Ah, solving that question Brings the priest and the doctor In their long coats Running over the fields.
One thing for sure, time never changes. There’s no thing like “Good Times” or “ Bad Times”. It just keeps ticking with no reverse button. Everyone hears it. Those who feel the ticking dance to its music. Those who ignore it call it sound. And those who are bothered treat it like noise.