01 Jun After the pandemic; what next?
“When the body/mind is neglected, the soul/motivations begin to depreciate”
I want to believe I’m not the only one thinking about what happens when this pandemic is finally over. It must have crossed a lot of people’s mind.
Pandemonium is a wild and noisy disorder or confusion, or basically an uproar. To me from my place of ruminating on Nigeria as a country, it comes to me as though Nigeria has been in a state of PANDEMonium before the PANDEMic. Did you see that? *winks*
The pandemic exposed the state of things in Nigeria. In a simpler term, before the pandemic called COVID-19, Nigeria was in a state of pandemonium. Nigeria, in terms of its government and the people, particularly were/are consistently in a state of pandemonium.
Before the pandemic started to destroy the nation, Nigeria as a country was (or has been) battling with devastating situations deeply rooted in corruption. Unlike other countries, whose pre-pandemic story will be flavored on how stable their economy was, how peaceful the society was, how accountable the government was and how sane the people are; for Nigeria, the reverse, is the case.
Before the pandemic, for me, particularly,Nigeria before the Pandemic can be likened to a “time- bomb, unfortunately and funnily sitting on a keg of gunpowder”. We have countless issues ravaging our society such as the impoverished soul of the rich; in our Nigeria of today, some wealthy persons offer help to the needy not for selflessness but for the selfish reason of wanting publicity and recognition. Another issue is the corruption of the poor; a poor person is not supposed to be able to afford the luxury but we see the poor trying to acquire riches in the most dishonest ways possible and even the impossible ways. Some person dupe, some steal, some are even kidnapping “back to back” now, all in upgraded forms of execution.
Before the pandemic, many of us were so drowned in work that we forget how to live our lives. We just wake up, go to work, come back and sleep. This period was a platform to show yourself some love, attention and care. (Self love innit)!
Many of us have developed one or more skills during this pandemic(quarantine), be it; Acting (Tik tok), Cooking (Some people even became chefs), Writing (May not just be developed but in a way, the quarantine created more time to think and refresh), Content creators (Funny how I see a lot of people create content that are really educating and inspiring). Contents I love to see!
The pandemic gave a lot of people time to refresh and an avenue to meditate and develop on themselves. A lot of persons are already making plans for post pandemic but the real question is “When will the pandemic really be over?”
“Before the Pandemic, Nigeria was not without a pandemic. After the pandemic, I am not sure Nigeria will be without one”.
Thank you for your time😁😁