The Year That Wasn’t

It’s the humble acceptance of my ignorance
that helps me enhance my knowledge
helps me evolve every moment.
And the more I am learning,
I am realizing there is so much still left
to learn, to explore and to experiment.
One lifetime is perhaps too short.

Learning brings humility and it’s the ignorance of one’s ignorance that brings confidence.
So ironic! Isn’t it?

Year 2020: A zero year or a unique year?

The year 2020 with its unique number brought with it a unique virus, an organism that can hardly survive on its own. But that miniscule organism which is barely alive made this entire world and most intelligent of its species go into a tizzy. What an irony!

I guess 2020 has brought humility to humankind in a way no one could have ever imagined. It expedited the speed of technological advancements, showed us how work from home was possible in a mass way, pushed the scientists to work to their best of capabilities, gave us the much needed clarity on what are the most important things in life, also gave an opportunity to slow down and see a cross-section of our lives.

It showed us that its not the just the space one needs to conquer…sometimes it is the tiniest, the minutest enemy, the enemy that is hardly visible to us, that can bring us down to our knees.

Earth and Virus: Partners in crime

Let me conclude by saying that its not the aliens from outer space but just a tiny organism within our earth that made the earth shut down, even if for a few days. Perhaps it was the earth itself, a tired and abused earth, that unleashed this army of virus onto us so that it could get a few days of much needed rest.

May we always remember 2020 as the turning point of this century, a gateway into a newer world. I would like to end the last post of this year with a few lines from “Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan:

“Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.”


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