At the start of last year, I wrote a blog post on how 2020 was going to be my year of gratitude. But not much longer after I published the above-mentioned article, life as we knew it, changed.
The pandemic hit. Casualties mounted, economies sunk, perceptions shifted and belief systems collapsed…as the very state of our existence dwindled.
For an external point of view – if you think about it – there could be no better year to test one’s endurance and commitment to gratitude than one like 2020, when the world experienced a catastrophe of such a magnitude.
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At the end of 2017, I wrote an article about what that year taught me about life. A little over two years now – in the wake of a new decade – here I am, reminding myself of, and implementing those lessons, through a year of gratitude.
The beginning of 2019 was very different from the beginning of 2020; for one, back then, the new year’s messages poured in till almost the 10th. This year, its been barely few days in, and I can already see that the messages and merriment has phased out.
A small part of me believes it’s because people have matured and moved on from the hysteria of overplaying it. But a more dominant part of me believes, it’s because of a universal decline in enthusiasm. I can’t speak on the behalf of the entire world population – but as I see it, and as Joan Didion once said ‘the world as I had understood it, no longer existed.’
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