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Time Capsule – capturing 2020 challenge the Covid19

Presenting the Time capsule

Time is relative. What we feel and experience today, no matter how good or how difficult it is, might not have the same importance for us tomorrow. Especially the pain and the fear may seem unbearable now when we live and feel them, but when it comes to pass, the distance gives us the chance to see the big picture and a more clear and realistic perspective on the situation.

This year is marked with a couple of global challenges and calls for a need for change and adaptation. One of the most discussed topics is the Coronavirus that has spread worldwide causing panic, chaos, quarantine, death, and a lot of uncertainty. Since it is still such a hot and relevant topic and we live in this moment, I don’t think it is necessary to explain what Covid19 is. I will just share some statistics that show the massive consequences caused by it for the period of January-April 2020.

The country where it all started from – China – has interestingly not that many cases in comparison to Europe. Some of the most affected countries were France, Italy, and Spain. The measures that were taken there were pretty severe as people were quarantined and in some regions, they were not at all allowed to go out, unless they needed to buy groceries or visit the hospital.

Regions like the USA, South America, and Africa were almost not affected by that time and had very few cases. In Bulgaria, the number of cases and deaths was also pretty low and the situation was taken under control.

CountryPopulationNumber of diseasedNumber of death
China1,439,323,77682 7474 632
France65,273,511114 65720 796
Italy60,453,777181 22824 114
Spain46,756,402200 21020 852
Bulgaria6,948,45092943
the numbers were extracted from https://www.worldometers.info/

During this period of increasing cases in many countries, tightening measures, uncertainty how and when it will all end, we feel, experience everything that is happening and we give it a huge importance to our lives. Then, when the years past and the horrible situation is behind our backs, we tend to forget the emotion that drove us crazy, we underestimate the moment because…it is already gone and we don’t need to re-live it anymore.

What I want to point out is that this is not the first, nor it will be the last cataclysm shaking the world – there were world wars, economic crises, natural disasters, etc. We have survived them, we will survive this one now as well.

However, this situation is making me wonder – will we remember tomorrow what we have lived today? What was our challenge, how did we face it and how did we overcome it? Or will we pretend as if nothing happened and continue to repeat the same mistakes?

This is why I have decided to create a Time capsule – a capsule to keep our thoughts and emotions from Today to remember Tomorrow. I think this would be an interesting test to examine if the “truth about reality today” is still relevant for us tomorrow.

Participants

This Time Capsule is created with the help of friends around the world – Bulgaria, France, Brazil, Ireland, who share their point of view of the situation in their countries. Each of them, along with me, will share in a video up to 5 minutes long their experience, how did people reacted in the county they were in; what they have learnt and what message they would like to pass on – on their future selves and the others.

When will you see the videos?

The videos will be shared in the end of 2021, so that we could look back from this future moment and see the results and what has changed – is the virus still around; what were the consequences; how did we use this situation and how did it change us (I am sure it will have some impact, at least).

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I believe that everything happens for a reason and is here to teach us something. It is up to us to extract the message and apply it in the best possible way.

By Slaveya Tsvetarska

My name is Slaveya Tsvetarska (a Nightingale within the flowers). I was born in Bulgaria but I consider my soul international. I have lived for some time in France and USA, I have travelled big part of Europe and have started to discover new continents.
I am currently living in Rennes, France where I am pursuing my Masters in International HR.
I would love to share with you funny stories which I have experienced and some tips about living abroad – they might give you some insights or amuse you…I hope.
I will write in Bulgarian, English and French.

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