May 19 2020
Health, Safety and Environment
I suppose everyone will agree with me, even though my theory is not supported with numbers, that lately, the hours spent in front of screens, whether smart devices, laptops, or TVs, has increased tremendously. I have always been a fan of cinemas and the small screen was only a non-preferred alternative. However, due to the pandemic, I have been forced to forego my artistic desires and double my TV hours. “Back to the Future” was one of the movies that I watched again recently and it prompted me to compare the idea with the “Back to Nature” reality since we have been forced to return back, in one way or the other, to mother nature. “Back to the Future” is a 1985 science fiction movie where “Marty” meets his future parents. The idea of time travel has always been something that captivates many and to say the least, it fascinates me. “COVID-19” is a 2020 scientific failure that turned out to be a horror movie and till now its episodes have not reached the desired happy ending.
But did anyone think that a simple scientific misadventure will unleash the counter future travel and will let us finally understand what the environmentalists and nature activists have been desperately trying to convey to us for years? To cut a long story short, back to nature will be the only path to survive this ordeal and the following real-life events will somehow confirm my hypothesis:
There are many things to add. However, my greatest desire is that we can step out of this crisis stronger on many fronts. I hope that we have learned a lesson that we will never forget from this catastrophe. I hope that we have started to appreciate healthcare workers. I hope that we have begun to respect our elders. I hope we will honor those who have lost their lives by not repeating the same things that have led us here.
The scares of this era will remain just to remind us that by returning to the lap of mother earth and through commitment, cooperation, and compassion we once defeated one of the most ferocious pandemics.
About the Author
Mr. Charles Tawk is a Partner with Meirc Training & Consulting. Charles holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Training from the University of Leicester- UK and a Bachelor degree of laws from the Lebanese University. Charles is a senior certified professional by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP)-USA, a certified training practitioner (CTP™) from the Institute of Performance and Learning- Canada, certified in occupational health and safety from Nebosh-UK, and a registered organization development consultant with the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC)-USA.More