Journal Entry: Day 124

Hiriketiya, Dikwella, Sri Lanka,

A new day in lockdown…
I start to feel accustomed to this life. Yesterday they announced that they will extend until June 14. I am not sure if they will extend more, my initial bet was 2 weeks extension, this is only a 1-week extension, so this might happen.
My afterthought about lockdown is that: I couldn’t have dreamed better conditions for me to be a focus on some part of the work I need to do, for example: doing the update of the sound catalog, and the update of the website. I am fully occupied and concentrated on my work goals.

The only obstacle I could see is that I can’t go to groceries, and it makes it complicated to get some basic items for my belly. Hopefully, the people around are nice and are able to bring up incredible meals.

If I think about it, it is the first time in my life I am for that long cut away from the capitalist lifestyle of consumerism and freedom of choice. It proves to me that this idealistic lifestyle we live through all our life is not primarily necessary for our survival and our happiness. I do believe in the long run that more harm is generated from our extra access to freedom than sustainable benefits. Inversely too little freedom is not beneficial to our happiness. I believe the fair balance of freedom is the right way to go, It is still time for humanity to set new boundaries and includes more variable in the way we live. After all, we are clever animals, and I am convinced we can do this right; thus shaping our lives in a holistic manner through the entire spectrum of life that will have the best impact on the future of our planet.

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