"Why did it take a virus to bring the people back together?”
Kareena Kapoor shared a hard-hitting video by YouTuber Tom Foolery called The Great Realisation which highlights how mankind ruined nature and the impact of the virus to reunite humanity.
During the coronavirus pandemic, people have begun to realise the devastating impact of mankind on nature.
The ongoing lockdown is allowing nature to go back to its true form with the decrease in air pollution, clearer skies and so much more.
Taking to Instagram, Kareena shared the video. She captioned it: “A must watch for every soul.”
The four-minute-long video, shows a young man talking to a child who cannot be seen on camera, at bedtime.
The video begins with the child asking the man to read the story on life in 2020. He begins the story:
“It was a world of waste and wonder. Of plenty and plunder. Back when we understood why hindsight’s 2020.
“You see the people came up with companies to trade across all lands. But they swelled and got much bigger than we ever could have planned.
“We always had our wants, but now it got so quick. You could have anything you dreamed of, in a day and with a click.”
The video shows glimpses of life before the coronavirus outbreak. He continued:
“Every day the skies grew thicker till you couldn’t see the stars. So, we flew in planes to find them while down below we filled our cars.
“We’d drive around all day in circles. We’d forgotten how to run.
“We swapped the grass for tarmac, shrunk the parks till there were none. We filled the sea with plastic because our waste was never capped.
“Until each day when you went fishing, you’d pulled them out already wrapped. And while we drank and smoked and gambled, our leaders taught us why.”
The video continues to show the young man explaining how life instantly changed as the virus took over. He said:
“But then, in 2020, a new virus came our way. The governments reacted and told us all to hideaway.
“But while we all were hidden, amidst the fear and all the while, the people dusted off their instincts.
“They remembered how to smile. They started clapping to say thank you. And calling up their mums.
“And while the car keys gathered dust they would look forward to their runs. And with the skies less full of voyagers the earth began to breathe.
“We were so used to bad news but some good news was in the making.”
The young man in the video went on to mention what life after the virus would be like. He said:
“And so, when we found the cure and were allowed to go outside, we all preferred the world we found to the one we’d left behind.
“Old habits became extinct, they made way for the new. And every simple act of kindness was now given its due.”
The child then asks the man, “But why did it take a virus to bring the people back together?” The man replies:
“Well, sometimes you’ve got to get sick, my boy, before you start feeling better.”
“Now, lie down and dream of tomorrow and all the things that we can do. And who knows, if you dream hard enough, maybe some of them will come true.
“We now call it, The Great Realisation and yes, since then, there have been many.
“But that’s the story of how it started and why hindsight’s 2020.”
Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu also shared this video on her Instagram account with the caption:
“The Great Realisation. It’s happening all around the world.”
Undeniably, The Great Realisation video is a true reflection of how mankind has changed their ways because of the coronavirus.
Whilst it is a difficult time, the video captures the true essence of life and the positives of the coronavirus lockdown on humanity.