A few months ago, I wrote about how the stray dog problem in my housing society disappeared the moment there was a (fake) rumour about a leopard. It was a story about priorities. If you have not read it, click here.
I wish to continue what happened after that story. Within a month after posting that, COVID-19 second wave flared up. Our collective energies were focused on the shortage of Oxygen Concentrators, Remdesivir, Covishield, Covaxin, etc. Also there was Death, Disease, and a lot of negativity all around. We are all dealing with very real problems.
Yesterday, someone in our community raised the issue of stray dogs again. And dozens of people in the telegram group jumped into the discussion. Some for and some against. It is a pointless discussion with no possible solution just repeated ad nauseam. Usually, this topic gets on my nerves.
However, this time I felt very happy. Happy that the very serious problems we have been facing for months seem to have reduced enough that people are once again showing their outrage at non-issues. I am happy that the mundane can once again occupy our mind space. I am happy that once again the banal replaces the scary.
We have had enough "important" things happen in the first half of 2021 already. I can only hope and wish for a very boring and monotonous second half.