‘’ Tough times never last, but tough people do ’’. There is no form of challenge that is meant to destroy people mainly. Challenges bring out the best out of everyone who fight passionately to gain victory. Covid19 has really affected the existence of humanity in diverse ways. Currently across the globe, the economy of many Nations, as well as the standard of living of people are declining, but it won’t put an end to humanity. Humans will surely conquer the deadly virus, brighter days ahead!
A brief history of pandemics clearly shows that there are over ten terrible pandemics that have claimed the life of millions of human beings, one of such horrific plague is the Black Death (Bubonic plague) that claimed the life of 75-200 million people within 1347-1351. After this terrible plague, humans still progressed in their day to day activities and invented new things. According to historians and researchers, the Black Death (Bubonic plague) encouraged innovation of labor-saving technologies, which led to higher productivity. There was a shift from grain farming to animal husbandry. Grain farming was very labor-intensive, but animal husbandry needed only a shepherd, a few dogs, and pastureland.
Recently in Nigeria, a modular fumigator was built by some youths under the aegis of Ooni of Ife Global Initiative. The locally made Modular Motorized Fumigation Equipment is designed to curb the ravaging deadly pandemic Covid19. The Ooni of Ife said the emergence of COVID-19 made a group of youths led by a vibrant Nigerian youth , Victor Badejo, to embark on a research which produced the machine, which he affirmed was assembled in his palace. Also, Senegal has developed a kit that will not only take under 10 minutes to do a test but also sell at a cost price of one US Dollar.
While many Nations are under lockdown, this is one of the best moment where you can actually allow your gifts to be put together for the benefit of humanity. You should look inwards, search your heart thoroughly and be sincere with yourself on what you’ve discovered.
Guess what also?! General Motors, General Electric, IBM and Microsoft were all launched during an economic recession. Peradventure you have lost your job as a result of downsizing at your office or you’ve never gotten a job due to the tough season, please do remember that Jack Ma (the co-founder of Alibaba Group) was rejected many times and couldn’t gain employment prior to his massive success in business. Presently Jack ma’s net worth is over 40 billion Usd today according to figures available on credible information sites.
You might have encountered challenges as many times as possible, that you have even lost count, but you should never allow it weigh you down, rather pick up yourself, think of the way out of the unpleasant situation and act appropriately. The fact that you are existing today should make you think that when there is life, there is hope, you will also overcome this challenging period!