During these unprecedented times, a lot of people have been asking me – Are you alright? And I keep wondering, while I am, what about the people who are not? Are they doing okay? I have been reading a lot of news on COVID-19, but when I think of other people who are on the road, who are not financially sound, then a question arises in my mind, are they okay? I am one of the fortunate ones who live in a protected environment, with easy access to friends and family. However, the thought of the less fortunate ones who are facing this challenging time alone without any support – emotional as well as financial shook me. I have penned down my thoughts in the form of a write up that states the plight of people who do not have enough people to ask them – Are you okay?
It all started when a friend asked ‘Are you fine?’ and astonished as I was, I said I am. I am fine. But then it forced me to think about others and I started writing. There are people who have gone above and beyond their call of duty to help citizens like you and me during this tough time. I know I can’t go out but kudos to those you can and who are venturing out of the safe surroundings of their home for helping people. We are all in a difficult situation right now, but the flip side of it is that I am safe and sound at home. I can exercise and eat healthy food at home, video call my friends, relatives and close ones. But I do feel for those who are striving to make ends meet. I will never be able to empathize enough with them and for some reason, something was running in my mind continuously that forced me to write my thoughts that essentially delves deeper into this fight between my mind and soul, questioning me again and again – Am I actually alright?
I posted my write up on social media and a lot of people could connect with me and I felt happy that I could manage to connect with them through my words. We often crib, cry and complain about things we do not have or essentially things that we crave to have, but this issue is not even 0.1 percent of what we are currently facing. I urge each of you to go all out and support the cause in whichever way possible for you. Are you okay? These simple words made me think about how tough life can be for some of us. The motivation behind my write up are these simple words – Are you okay?