Know we can
READER’S VIEWS (The Freeman) - July 3, 2020 - 12:00am

We’ve gone too far fighting from this pandemic. Each of us, we are troubled, we are dying, we are getting poorer. However, we are changing into something new not only to the so-called new normal in our daily living but in our personal decision which we less expect to choose during this crisis.

Some students now opt to work online or in an opportunity which they seemed they can earn income instead of going back to school in a new situation which until now not certain if officially be credited given that there are more things to work on in flexible learning while trying to be ready in the coming opening of a new school year. Some people too who are in business either big or small now shift from one business to another which would level to the needs of the masses. Some companies choose a risk to operate and some choose to close and wait for their bankruptcy. Some of those who also work in the office who before got a heads-up of their title are now doing online selling and cut their pride to gain customers. Some of those who own a car and motorcycle also do a delivery service of any item to gain extra income. And some of our friends who still got a good cash flow despite the pandemic now aggressively make more investments into different funds and stocks to wage in the wave of the market. In a nutshell, we are now foreseeing how to make money than trying to see the invisible virus that brought us a painful fear of getting financial fall.

How long can we survive financially? Are we on the same track in imagining a whole new world? We can predict and we can imagine but life on the next stage is still not sure. We may celebrate for victory soon or suffer for quite long years of recovery. No one has ever been so good fighting against this virus. There could have been another better way if we realize quick preventions earlier but now we are here we have to suffer and learn.

Is this pandemic the only problem that makes us realized many things in life? Is this the only one which makes us reflect that some rich are really greedy in gaining money and some poor are too ignorant to see the essence of working hard and wise for it? Is today a time to make revolutionary decisions to have a new outlook on money that it is not just evil but also a tool to sustain and protect life?

There is one expression that may remind us to live though we are financially suffering. A line which we need to have in mind in order to survive; and thought that comes after we believe --KNOW WE CAN.

Edmer John Caballes

Cebu City

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