It’s a new normal, to wear a mask. There are several types of masks that have come into the market. Some are designed with artwork, some are simple, some are handmade, some are fit with numerous layers for extra protection, some are breathable and some are suffocating us every time we wear them.
But, haven’t some of us worn a mask for the longest time? Not all of us, who have extraordinary features, are pretty from inside. Not all of us, who have flaws on our faces, are demons. You must have heard the famous phrase that tells you to never judge a book by its cover. Well, it all began with a mask.
Wearing a mask has never been a requirement even during the Gulf War I was a part of. We would only see crowds wearing them in the movies. And now, in order to avoid spreading, what we may have, to others, we have to necessarily wear one ourselves. How important is it to wear a mask because only wearing a mask will not protect you from the virus.
Similarly, hiding your true inner self will not allow you to be content. You will always be wanting more because someone else has more. You will always hold a grudge despite smiling at everyone around you. You will always experience discomfort when acting like someone you are not.
So, how do you choose a mask to keep you from spreading or contracting the virus? I have tried several masks during these 5 months. Some were merely a net, which didn’t look like I could be protected from anything, let alone the virus.
Putting on a mask just makes life difficult for us. You could be putting it on for a truckload of reasons but is it worth living such a fake life?
Besides wearing a mask, you will have to wash your hands and practice social distancing too. Probably, for a year more, we will all be trying to protect ourselves with masks, trying hard to protect our kids from contracting the virus and avoiding any social gathering that could expose us to infections.
Sometimes, you wear a mask for so long that you forget who you were beneath it.
So, try and keep your distances from huge get-togethers, stay at home as much as possible and wear a mask, because wearing a mask shows kindness, humility and consideration to heal the world.
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Having said that, while wearing a mask, try not to put on a mask that allows you to forget what you really think, what you really feel or who you really are. No one can wear a mask for very long because you could be wearing one to hide from others but you can never hide your true self from your Creator.
Do you know someone who wears an invisible mask? Write down some inspiring words for them below.
This blog is a part of the #LBWP – Let’s Blog with Pri, Season 2. You can check out Avin’s blog here on How to use a Breastpump to Increase Milk Supply and Debidutta’s blog on How Mythology helps kids to be Emotionally Strong. Enjoy!