Current social, political, and economic conditions and developments have overturned much of what was given to many families. We learned to chase money to obtain expensive clothes, houses, cars, exits, and luxurious life. A life we didn’t have time to live and enjoy since we were chasing more and more money to buy more material goods.
What about now? Money does not exist; people lose the fortunes acquired so painstakingly, struggle to ensure the obvious, the necessary to survive, and nothing is more like before.
But apart from some serious negative consequences on everyone’s lives, is this whole unpleasant situation an opportunity to revise some of our perceptions and beliefs? Is it time to rethink our values and separate the fictitious from our real desires and needs? Is this a golden opportunity to rediscover ourselves and get to know our fellow human beings?
Excessive consumerism, the extreme materialism of the “good times” alienated us, took us away from those around us, we had become indifferent, and we didn’t care about what was going on in the next apartment, in the nearby shop, to the old neighbor.
But without the endless hunt for banknotes and goods, we have time to start searching deep in ourselves, to find what we really want, to rediscover what we lost to ourselves at the expense of the search for fictitious happiness, to rediscover the child we were once living in every moment, talking and smiling truly. Let’s say “good morning” to a passer-by, let’s talk to the baker of our neighborhood, let’s offer a piece of bread to the father who begs for his children to live, let’s get to know the people again, let’s be humane again with all the meaning of the word.
Let’s be grateful for what we have, even if this is some food, a bed to sleep, a pair of eyes to enjoy the beauty around, or a pair of hands to embrace. And so, we’ll be wealthier than ever, rich in our hearts…