Be Negative  – Blog by Neha Sharma

Be Negative – Blog by Neha Sharma

Remember the times when each time we came to know of someone’s blood group as B+, we chirped and cheerfully said, “Be positive, nice!” Sigh, those times are gone. Hardly anyone knows for how long. 

On a more serious note, Corona the pandemic has returned with a louder bang. The situation is worsening day-by-day. So much so that we have to ponder at least twice or thrice before uttering the phrase ‘be positive’ to anyone. The fear is prevailing in thousands of spoken and unspoken forms. Everyone is coming to know of more and more own people falling prey to the disease. From farther relatives to close loved ones, any set of individuals and families could be heard as getting added to the list. God forbid, no-one knows when s/he gets attacked by the lethal virus. 

Corona has become the most-discussed topic globally. Probably this is the first time in our era that universally we are panicking with the word ‘positive’ and either silently or expressively all the time wishing to stay ‘negative.’ If we get through medical tests for Corona that is. For the first time in our lives ever, we are getting frightened of even simple symptoms like throat infection, which we used to sometimes even overlook earlier; and it got recovered all on its own. Back in olden times, ‘conjunctivitis’ was only ‘conjunctivitis’ and not a symptom of the pandemic taking over. Of course, we have been missing our normal lifestyles we used to follow prior to the epidemic. We don’t easily dare to say it out loud or admit the fact but actually, ‘Negative has almost become the new Positive.’ Before disagreeing to my words right away, take a pause and ask yourself whether now you find solace in the word ‘Negative’ and feel goosebumps listening ‘Positive’ or not. Is it not true that we are all in fingers-crossed mode and wishing with every passing moment to stay negative. So why not rather wish the same for everyone who hasn’t yet got affected by the deadly virus while also praying for wellness of everyone who has (gone affected). 

Instead of saying ‘be positive’ to anyone aroud us, let’s say, ‘stay negative to the pandemic tests but keep your spirits positive.’ It’s a different thing that the people who qualify to be vaccinated are getting that done or not. Alongwith exploring all the medical support and preventive measures possible, we all must mutually keep wishing well too. When nothing else works, kind words often do. Many a times, they act as a much-needed emotional support. More often than not, miracles happen with words and gestures. Amidst all this, I emphasize, let’s remember to remember taking all the precautions sincerely. Let’s continue doing our part to fight the circumstances with zeal and good sense. I wish we all ‘be negative’ to the disease with positive spirits. 

May peace prevail. 🕊️

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