Lockdown Check-Up: 28th April, 2020 – OurWarwick
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Lockdown Check-Up: 28th April, 2020

Tanishk Saha India
Tanishk Saha | Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Contact Tanishk

A week into term 3, year 2. Surely doesn’t feel like it; I’m sure those who have experienced term 3 on campus will agree with me. The campus flaunts its lush greens, freshly bloomed from the spring past, inviting us to lounge in the sunshine all day. The days are endless, the nights brief yet so eventful. Yes, we do have exams to come, but we prepare for them and enjoy in equal measure.  Term 3 was easily the time when I met the most people and made the most of any opportunity that extended itself to me. I enjoyed the multiple barbecues and sport competitions hosted in the sunshine, sitting with my closest friends and sipping on a cold, refreshing drink.   

Term 3 was easily the time when I met the most people and made the most of any opportunity that extended itself to me.

  Sadly, the circumstances are such that we cannot enjoy term 3 as we would in normalcy. The state of the world is anything but normal; then again, it never has been. Nature is in a constant state of flux, and we, as human beings, continue to evolve with it, adapting to new adversities and overcoming them. Us adhering to the restrictions implemented is a testament to this; never have human beings, inherently social animals, been asked to isolate themselves and reduce interaction with their peers to nearly zero. In light of the situation, I think we all are doing a great job, so give yourself a pat on the back for that.   

Nature is in a constant state of flux, and we, as human beings, continue to evolve with it, adapting to new adversities and overcoming them.  In light of the situation, I think we all are doing a great job, so give yourself a pat on the back for that.

  I know exams are hard; the added onus of an unfamiliar platform and method of examination potentially adds to the stress we all are facing. This is just a post to check up on you; ask yourself, how are you doing? Everything going okay, or is there something you could change for the better? This lockdown has probably given us a bit too much of time to look within ourselves. Further, being the discerning creatures that we are, we only see the faults in ourselves, seldom moving beyond them; we forget that we have absolute control over ourselves (and our apparent flaws, as a corollary). Embrace your flaws and work towards improving them; don’t let them pull you down.

We carry the burden of the world on our shoulders; I’m just here to remind you that we can help each other by sharing the load. Okay? 

Tanishk Saha India
Tanishk Saha | Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Contact Tanishk

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