Rome Was Not Built In A Day



No Space for Hopelessness
The world holds its breath and gazes at different countries. Many research organizations, universities, and people have been working for one common goal - the creation of a vaccine that will wipe coronavirus off the earth. Research and development have been going on for a long time. But we are nowhere nearing victory from the virus, as the number of cases worldwide reaches five million.

The deadly virus has clouded our minds with despair. People are frustrated and angry. Doctors, nurses, workers, students, homemakers - we all want our old lives back. All around are the tears of the victims and the smell of death. In the midst of such terrible times, we must remember what history has taught us.

As the saying goes, 'Rome wasn't built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour,' we must remember that only continual struggle will bring our dreams to reality. Romans dreamt of the greatest kingdom, and they built it, one brick at a time. Following their example, we must dream. Then, step-by-step, we must give life to our dreams. There is no space for hopelessness. While researchers work tirelessly upon the vaccine, it is our duty to progress in our lives.

Set small goals. Complete them. Repeat. With this simple pattern, we can tackle bigger problems in our lives. Everybody is struggling, but that doesn’t mean we have given up on our goals.

So, don’t be frustrated or sad. Instead, unite with your community and help those in need, while following the principles of social distancing. There is a lot we can do during this time. Let us not wait anymore. Brick by brick, build your Rome, and help others build theirs. Our efforts will not be wasted. Let’s remember,

Utere, non numera – Use the hours, don’t count them.

By: Aaliya Shrivastava

School: G.D. Goenka Public School

Class: 10th

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