Perhaps this is the first time humans get the feeling of being caged! That too for our own security. Its been around one and half months of Lockdown due to COVID 19 in India. And the lockdown seems never ending. Perhaps once in a lifetime we have faced such a never ending lockdown. Not even our Grandparents or their Grand parents have faced such a situation in their lives in history.
Is it true that we were never been caged? Well let me put some points to begin the debate :
What about the prisoners?
What about the a section of females?
Yes, so human have in imprisoned before also. What has not come to our notice is their mental health! This is the first time a mass of people together getting the taste of being locked up. How is it feeling? Let me share some experiences.
Perhaps for the first two weeks we all got the long time urging vacation. The PM giving us task to perform from home like applauding for the emergency workers at 5 pm on Sunday, then again on another Sunday at 9 pm putting off all the lights and lighting candles, torches. Some even took it as festival and burnt crackers celebrating pre Diwali!
Some reviving their old skills like singing, dancing, painting, yoga, cooking , netflixing and what not! We were all chilling out working from home even some government workers getting paid holidays!
But it started taking a turn after the two weeks. Although the beautiful birds and animals seemed coming back, may be thinking the humans have finally left the earth?! But each of us started feeling bored, tired, our souls detecting that the long holiday, we aren't enjoying anymore, we have actually being caged. It was a scenery like the animals roaming free outside and visiting the Human zoo!
We perhaps the first time got the taste of:
how animals feel being caged,
how the prisoners live in the imprisonment,
if you thinking deeply how a part of the female section have been living inside the house since their birth without complaining!
Even some specially abled persons being kept at home thinking they will harm others if we let them out!
Truly we are getting the taste of being imprisoned. Loosing our temper, reacting on small things, missing our workplace, missing going out, getting into depression in short missing our freedom!
Perhaps after the COVID 19 pandemic ends we as a human will start thinking for for the animals, the prisoners , the female section and the specially abled people in a more generous way!
Hope this lockdown ends soon and we get back our freedom to live our lives again!