Step back 7000 years and the start of something new was springing out of the Mesopotamian steppe. That something was civilization. Marked by a stable food supply (provided by the switch from hunter-gathering to agricultural-based societies), the domestication of animals, and the invention of writing and the wheel, civilization was a transformative force that brought about great empires such as the Babylonian, Akkadian and Assyrian empires.
Today a lot of the advancements that occurred for granted. Interestingly, they are still continuing in the face of a global pandemic.
Coronavirus has taken the lives of many and infected many more. At the time of writing, this article over a 1,000,000 have been infected. This number can change drastically through publication as the virus is hijacking people at an exponential rate. With the grim, dark and gloomy nature of this issue, it is difficult to see a bright side.
There is one, however. Society has not been as vibrant as it is now for quite some time. People are coming together. Healthcare professionals are working overtime and are being paraded by communitarians the world over. Vulnerable populations are being considered by others. All in all, this is a great show of people’s humanity.
More tellingly and significantly, the advancement of society is being witnessed. Never before has a public education campaign been so adhered to. One needs only to take the failures of the wars against crime, drugs and terrorism to see the history of how these campaigns readily capitulated.
More so, good governance is being practiced with the individual’s health prioritized over other priorities such as education, the economy and more.
The IMF has stated that the well-being of people and their livelihoods go hand in hand so expect to see more initiatives to combat the new recession of national, regional and global levels of aggregation.
Last but not the least, environmental management has emerged as a positive consequence of this pandemic. The skies have cleared about across China, Europe, and the world. Air pollution is being dealt with, as people stay at home and take care of themselves and others. This proves that with effective management, global governance campaigns can succeed. All it takes is the right knowledge, goodwill and action.
In conclusion, society has seen a great advancement in the wake of the saddening COVID-19 pandemic. Communities are pulling together. Public education is being adhered to, emerging as a great tool to solve worldly problems.
Finally, the environment is being managed better that at any point since the industrial revolution. The emergence of a more advanced society is the pill the world needs in the crisis, as well as what lights the future with regards to all the other global issues.
By Mahmoud Suleiman Abdi Dualeh
Contributor on keager.com