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  • Athira

    July 27, 2021 at 8:39 PM

    I believe it is extremely important for our upcoming generation to be well trained in survival skills. Given the times we are in, all that matters is to know how to keep us going. It applies to all humans irrespective of any factors which divide us.

    A significant lesson that the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us is that it doesn’t differentiate between lines of division like gender, caste, or race. We have been forcefully confined to nuclear spaces and every individual has been restricted in one form or the other from having a normal life. Every individual needs to be armed with survival skills now more than ever.

    In countries like India, the essential chores of the house like cooking and cleaning are done by the women of the house. While it may seem like the men are being pampered, but the truth is that they are the ones at loss. Since the habit of taking care of oneself without depending on another is not inculcated at an early stage, they struggle like fish out of water when hit by circumstances like a pandemic.

    Children must imbibe the skills of survival at an early phase of their development. If they are left to fend for themselves, they should be ready to handle the situation. Apart from essential daily chores, it is also important for our teens to be equipped with skills of saving the other during a situation of emergency. Some life-saving skills like giving CPR or first aid need training from a professional and it’s upon us to give them such exposure.

    In a nutshell, the importance of training our teens with survival skills cannot be emphasized enough. The world would become a better place with our teams all set to face unforeseen times. There needs to be a sense of compassion to help the other too. We should realize that the opportunity to make even a small difference to a person’s life isn’t available to everybody.

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