Contributed by Edy Ribowo – 4 D4 IT A
Disclaimer: read this until the end of post !!
I’ve been thinking this pandemic will not go anywhere in anytime soon.
If there are two options, what would you gonna choose?
1. Live your life as usual (well-known as ‘the new normal’) but you do the gamble with your death in every second of it.
2. Live like this in quarantine yet the death caused by poverty haunts you until the death comes to you.
Well, think about you only got two ways to die: slowly or slower than slowly. Maybe some people would prefer the second option since they love how pain feels. But, honestly, I would prefer the first one.
With the first option, you can live as if you will die tomorrow. But still, you’re still able to live your life for the next 24 hours (well, depends on your immunity, of course).
But still you can live your life! Enjoy every second of it with say I love you to your crush or spend your money like it’s oxygen. Then, you will die with big ass smile.
Imagine if we keep living our lives with the second option. A month ago is your last time you hangout with your friends or bought your favorite mie ayam. Also you be haunted by poverty by preventing the rich to get infected. So wasteful, so unnecessary.
You lose your dreams yet you can’t do anything about it. Imagine the depression, the anxiety, the loneliness, the suicidal thoughts. Then, you die miserably.
Apparently, those options are available when the government is falling down. We can prevent it by keep doing the social distancing as much as possible, obey the rules (the logically makes sense one), and suggest the government to do things that they should do in the first place.
I know that you’re bored as hell. I really know it. But please, don’t make those options to be the options that only we will get later. Also, I know that we are kind of hopeless toward the government. But please, don’t be tired too early to keep giving suggestions. To do things that they should do in the first place to keep us alive.